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Caprese Salad




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Best Caprese Pasta Salad

Vinaigrette Dressing

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2–3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 clove minced garlic

1 tsp Italian seasoning

¼ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp black pepper

Caprese Pasta Salad

½ pound dried pasta (farfalle or other small pasta is recommended)

8 oz mozzarella pearls, or cubed fresh mozzarella

2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions :

In a small bowl or jar with a lid, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and black pepper. Whisk or shake until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Set aside.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep the pasta firm.

In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and sliced basil. Drizzle with the prepared vinaigrette dressing and toss everything together. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.




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