Caprese Pasta Salad

This fresh and easy salad a burst of flavor everyone will love.Pasta salad is something that everyone loves! It doesn’t matter whether you serve as a side dish, take it with you on a picnic, or share it a potluck or covered dish supper, it’s always one of the first foods to disappear.

This pasta salad is simple to make giving a pop of summertime flavor.


Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 -3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Caprese Pasta Salad:

  • 1/2 pound dried pasta (farfalle or other small pasta works best)
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls (or cubed fresh mozzarella)
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup 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.

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