Best Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe
This fresh and easy salad combines all the classic flavors of a Caprese Salad with pasta! Perfect for a simple family meal or when feeding a crowd this make-ahead recipe for the best Caprese Pasta Salad delivers a burst of flavor everyone will love.
Salad, Side Dish
fresh lemon juice
Caprese Pasta Salad
dried pasta (farfalle or other small pasta works best)
mozzarella pearls (or cubed fresh mozzarella)
grape tomatoes sliced in half
fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
To a small bowl or jar with a lid, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk or shake until all ingredients are incorporated. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
To a large bowl add cooked pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and basil. Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.
To make ahead, drizzle on 3/4 of dressing, toss, cover, and store the pasta salad and remaining dressing in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Uncover, drizzle with dressing, toss and serve.
Recipe from Donya Mullins |
A Southern Soul