Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salad Caprese style with farfalle, tomato and mozarella

How To Make Caprese Pasta Salad

Grab a bite of this fresh pasta salad, packed with juicy bursts of tomatoes and tender pasta, and coated in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette for a filling meal!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Caprese Pasta Salad:

  • 1lbdry pasta
  • 2cupscherry tomatoes,or grape tomatoes
  • 8ozfresh mozzarella,diced
  • cupfresh basil leaves,julienned or shredded
  • cupextra virgin olive oil

For Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsphoney
  • ¼tspsea salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper,freshly-cracked
  • pinchItalian seasoning,store-bought or homemade

Instructions

Caprese Pasta Salad:

  1. Cook the pasta in a large stockpot of generously-salted water al dente according to package directions.

  2. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water for about 20 to 30 seconds until no longer hot.

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, sea salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning until well combined.

  2. In a large serving bowl, toss pasta with the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, oil and balsamic vinaigrette until incorporated.

  3. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 534.17kcal
  • Fat: 21.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.91g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.16g
  • Fiber: 3.91g
  • Sugar: 8.05g
  • Protein: 19.04g
  • Cholesterol: 29.86mg
  • Sodium: 326.23mg
  • Calcium: 255.24mg
  • Potassium: 368.04mg
  • Iron: 3.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.23mg
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