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Caprese Pasta Salad (Quick & Easy)

This Caprese pasta salad recipe is fresh and light. It's chock full of fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and chopped basil.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese pasta, caprese pasta salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 324kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 cup pasta shells, fusilli or rotini
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp basil chopped


  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool to room temperature.
    Cooked pasta in a bowl
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Cut fresh mozzarella into bite-sized pieces. Chop basil. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
    Caprese pasta salad in a bowl
  • In a small bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar and olive oil together. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and season it to taste with salt.
    Dressing in a bowl for caprese salad
  • Toss the pasta salad until the dressing is well-combined. Serve fresh or after the salad has marinated in the fridge for a couple of hours.
    Caprese pasta salad in a bowl with


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 916IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 1mg