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Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

So it’s no secret that we love ourselves some Caprese Salad around here.

caprese salad on a plate

And if the cold weather our tomatoes have been taking forever to ripen, but now that they are finally coming in I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using them in my cooking.  And when baby S recently turned 1 I decided to make a Caprese Pasta Salad, combining some of his favorite foods.

It was delicious.  And beautiful.  But shamefully it was a cloudy afternoon and I only snapped this poorly lit photo of the food.

my sons' first birthday table setup

Well, since we were craving it again, I decided to make it again today and share the recipe with you.  It’s easy, quick, and delicious!

Caprese Pasta salad in a white bowl


the ingredients for the pasta salad

  • 1/2 pound of pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters (I snuck in a Roma this time too because I didn’t have enough cherries)
  • 6 ounces of mini mozzarella balls (I accidentally bought the bigger ones this go around, so I chopped them in quarters)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • a little fresh ground pepper

Step 1: Boil your pasta noodles.  Then drain them in a colander.  I rinse mine with cold water.  I hear this is a cooking no-no, but it’s how I do it and I think it turns out just fine.

Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients and toss together.  Adjust the levels of salt and pepper according to your taste.

Step 3: Enjoy!

Caprese pasta salad

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Linking up with Our Joy His Glory for What You Wish Wednesday and Buns in My Oven for What’s Cooking Wednesday.  Be sure to check out the other blogs from the link-ups!


Tuesday 16th of September 2014

This is one of our faves, too!


Saturday 23rd of August 2014

THIS LOOKS INSANELY GOOOOOOOD!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us o WYWW. I'll be featuring this on Wednesday. I'm also headed out to get the ingredients!


Saturday 23rd of August 2014

Thank you!


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

I want some now! I'll have to add it to our menu soon!

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