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Caprese Pasta Salad

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Caprese Pasta Salad

Quick and easy to make and adds a healthy twist in place of the classic mayo based summer salad.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta, Salads
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Pasta Pot

INGREDIENTS 

Salad

  • 2 cups Dried Pasta - Ditalini or Orecchiette
  • 1 pint Fresh Grape Tomatoes - halved
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese - cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 cup Fesh Basil - roughly chopped
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Garlic Cloves - finely minced
  • cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Whisk in the olive oil until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil in a large bowl.

Notes

Great to make ahead.   It may be kept in the refrigerator for several days.
If refrigerating, keep the dressing separate and add just before serving.

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