Fresh Italian Pasta Salad


Posted: October 15

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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This Italian Caprese Pasta Salad is fresh and flavorful! Loaded up with tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Best of all, this recipe takes just 25 minutes to whip up and serves 8.


Ingredients

• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper • 1 large garlic clove, minced • 1 pound corkscrew pasta • 1 pint cherry tomatoes • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion • 12 ounces container mozzarella balls • 2 ounces fresh basil

Directions

Step 1

Start by preparing the vinaigrette, in a mixing bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, and garlic.

Step 2

Season with some salt and pepper. Now add oil; using a fork or a whisk stir the liquid vigorously for a few seconds until the vinaigrette comes together.

Step 3

Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to the package directions. Cut the tomatoes in half and thinly slice the basil and onion.

Step 5

Once the pasta is done, drain well in a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 6

Add the pasta and chopped veggies to a large serving bowl. Pour the vinaigrette dressing and add mozzarella balls.

Step 7

Using a wooden spoon mix well until pasta and veggies are fully coated into the super delicious dressing!

Step 8

Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving or you may serve immediately.


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