Caprese Pasta Salad

Serves: 6

Total Time: 22 minutes

Prep Time: 10




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



  1. 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.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. To a large bowl add cooked pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and basil. Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.

Credit: a southern soul