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.
Servings 6 servings
- 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.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Cut fresh mozzarella into bite-sized pieces. Chop basil. Place all ingredients in a large 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.
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.
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