Caprese Pasta Salad

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Jun. 08, 2015

This is one of the simplest pasta salads, caprese pasta salad. Instead of balsamic vinegar, I use white wine or champagne vinegar with a little sugar added to keep the color of this pasta salad nice and bright.


Pasta 8 Ounce (short shape like orechiette, rotini or shells)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
White wine/Champagne vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs) , halved
Fresh mozzarella 8 Ounce , cubed
Packed basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) , torn coarsely



Cook pasta according to package directions. Once done, rinse with cold water and drain well.



In a large bowl, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper flakes and whisk well until well emulsified.

Add tomatoes to vinaigrette and mix well.

Add pasta to the bowl and stir well. Add mozzarella and refrigerate until serving.

Garnish with basil leaves.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 209Calories from Fat 79

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 158 mg6.58%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet