Jul 2

Caprese Pasta Salad

Cool, easy side dishes and salads for the summer are crucial to have in your recipe file.  You never know when company will stop by or when you get invited somewhere and need to throw something together at the last minute.  Like this pasta salad.

They’ll keep inviting you back, as long as you keep bringing it.

I threw this together while we were down the shore to go with sandwiches.  It totally hit the spot!  It’s great if you need a dish that can be made ahead or transported.  
Make this for the 4th!

Caprese Pasta Salad
1 pound rotini pasta
4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 ball fresh mozzarella, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 can pitted black olives
1/2 large onion, chopped
salt and pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
Cook pasta according to package instructions, or even a minute less.  Drain and run under cold water.  
In a bowl, combine all ingredients.  Adjust seasonings, oil and vinegar to taste.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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One Response to Caprese Pasta Salad

  1. This sounds wonderful! So refreshing for the summer!

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