Caprese Pasta Salad
Prep time – 20 minutes
16-oz. box pasta, cooked to al dente and drained
2 – tomatoes diced
8-oz. package Mozzarella pearls
1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4 cup pesto – OPTIONAL
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.
1/2 cup Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1-2 cloves of garlic-OPTIONAL
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare all ingredients as directed and combine in a large bowl.
Mix and chill prior to serving. 4 hours is optimal.
TIP: When making this Caprese Salad keep in mind that it is best to let the pasta completely cool before mixing. This will ensure the mozzarella stays nice and firm.
As we continue on our pasta salad journey, I was looking for something that would really explode with flavor. Nothing puts your taste buds on alert like the combination of balsamic, mozzarella, tomato, and basil. Yummy!!! I love eating this pasta salad when its HOT! You can enjoy it right out of the fridge, from your ice cold cooler on the boat or on a picnic. Serve this pasta salad and you are sure to make everyone smile.
If you are looking for a similar flavor check out my Bruschetta post by clicking here.
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