Total Time: 22 minutes
Prep Time: 10
-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
- 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.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- 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