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Caprese Pasta Salad - Cooking With Fudge
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Caprese Pasta Salad

Inspired by the classic caprese salad, this Caprese Pasta Salad is brimming with pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and fresh basil. It is delightfully simple, yet so delicious!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Balsamic Glaze, Balsamic Vinegar, Basil, caprese, fried green tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, Mozzarella Pearls, Pasta, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 60kcal

Equipment

  • Large stock pot
  • Strainer or colander
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces pasta
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella pearls
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 cup fresh basil julienned or chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic glaze to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a pot of generously salted water, boil the pasta according to the package directions until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, use a knife and cutting board to halve the grape tomatoes and julienne or chop the fresh basil.
  • Immediately strain the pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and fresh basil.
  • Toss with a few spritzes of olive oil spray and balsamic vinegar.
  • Season with salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Top with more fresh basil as a garnish and drizzle with balsamic glaze if desired.
  • Serve cold.

Notes

This Caprese Pasta Salad makes 8 servings at 3/4 cup each. Each serving comes out to 57 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 4 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint® (if you use whole wheat pasta).
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/caprese-pasta-salad/

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1291IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg