My Caprese Pasta Salad is simple and delicious, full of tender pasta, juicy tomatoes, chunks of fresh Mozzarella and a tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette. The perfect spring pasta salad!
Author: Kristin Maxwell
1poundsmall dry pastasuch as rotini or farfalle
2pintscherry or grape tomatoes
8ouncesfresh Mozzarella cheesecut into small cubes
¼cupfresh basil leavesthinly sliced (plus some for garnish)
Salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and cook to al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Meanwhile, slice tomatoes in half and cut Mozzarella into small, bite-sized pieces.
In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes and Mozzarella and the basil. Drizzle on the balsamic vinaigrette and gently fold ingredients together until well coated with the dressing.
Garnish with additional basil and fresh cracked black pepper. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together until well combined (or shake in a tightly sealed container). Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature until ready to serve.
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