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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad- pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese. This simple and delicious pasta salad is perfect for summertime or anytime!
5 from 5 votes


  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped basil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz pasta (I like orecchiette)
  • Balsamic glaze, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, 2 tablespoons of the basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Stir until tomatoes and cheese are well coated. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta to al dente, according to package instructions, making sure you salt the water. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.
  • Add the pasta to the bowl of tomatoes and mozzarella. Stir until combined. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of basil. Drizzle with a little balsamic glaze and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.


Calories: 289kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 202mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 484IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 1mg