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Caprese Pasta Salad
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16 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 2HRS 25MINS

Caprese Pasta Salad

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Discover the delightful flavors of our easy-to-make Caprese Pasta Salad. This classic side dish combines chilled noodles, cheese, and a healthier twist with a vinaigrette dressing made from oil and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil for a finishing touch. Indulge in this scrumptious salad today!
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Jack Lee at SideChef
I'm a foodie on a global flavor adventure!🌎🍴 I love experimenting with local, seasonal ingredients and borrowing techniques from around the world to create delicious yet relatable dishes.
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Discover the delightful flavors of our easy-to-make Caprese Pasta Salad. This classic side dish combines chilled noodles, cheese, and a healthier twist with a vinaigrette dressing made from oil and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil for a finishing touch. Indulge in this scrumptious salad today!
2HRS 25MINS
Total Time
$1.39
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
us / metric
Elbow Macaroni
1 lb
Elbow Macaroni, cooked, rinsed
Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
2 cups
Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
Cherry Tomato
2 cups
Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Fresh Basil
1/2 cup
Fresh Basil, chopped
Balsamic Glaze
to taste
Balsamic Glaze
Salt
to taste
Salt
optional
Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
to taste
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
optional
Vinaigrette Dressing
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
4 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
4 Tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar
Dijon Mustard
2 tsp
Dijon Mustard
Lemon
1
Large Lemon, juiced
3 Tbsp of juice needed
Garlic
1 clove
Garlic, crushed
Italian Seasoning
2 tsp
Italian Seasoning
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
475
Fat
17.4 g
Protein
17.3 g
Carbs
61.6 g
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Author's Notes

As the recipe is very simple, acquiring the best quality of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes is the key to the best-tasting version of this salad!
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step 1
Cook the Elbow Macaroni (1 lb) according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool down the pasta.
step 2
In a large bowl, whisk together the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (4 Tbsp), Balsamic Vinegar (4 Tbsp), Dijon Mustard (2 tsp), 3 Tbsp of Lemon (1), Garlic (1 clove), Italian Seasoning (2 tsp), Kosher Salt (2 tsp), and Ground Black Pepper (2 tsp) until well combined.
step 3
Add the cooled macaroni to the bowl with the dressing and toss until the pasta is evenly coated.
step 4
Refrigerate the mixture for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld and combine.
step 5
Add the Fresh Mozzarella Pearls (2 cups), Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups), and Fresh Basil (1/2 cup) to the bowl with the macaroni and toss until everything is evenly mixed.
step 6
Drizzle the pasta salad with Balsamic Glaze (to taste) before serving. Season more with Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste), if desired.
step 6 Drizzle the pasta salad with Balsamic Glaze (to taste) before serving. Season more with Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste), if desired.
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4th of July
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Italian
Labor Day
Salad
Memorial Day
Side Dish
Summer
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