Caprese Pasta Salad by Laura Vitale

Caprese Pasta Salad By Laura Vitale Recipe

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Easy summer salad, very refreshing. Great for potlucks.


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8 to 12 depending on the serving size
15 Min
10 Min
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  • 8 oz
    orecchiette pasta or any other short cut pasta, cooked according to package instructions and cooled
  • 1 pt
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz
    ball of fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 1 c
    fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Caprese Pasta Salad by Laura Vitale


  1. In a blender add the basil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Turn the blender on and when the basil has turned into paste, drizzle in the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl add the mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta and basil vinaigrette. Toss everything to combine and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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About Caprese Pasta Salad by Laura Vitale

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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