Best Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Best Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe
Vinaigrette Dressing: ¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2–3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Caprese Pasta Salad:

½ pound dried pasta (farfalle or any small pasta)
8 ounces mozzarella pearls or cubed fresh mozzarella
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Make the Vinaigrette:

In a small bowl or jar with a lid, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and black pepper.
Whisk or shake until well mixed. Set aside.
Cook the Pasta:

Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep the pasta firm.
Assemble the Salad:

In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, halved tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and sliced basil.
Drizzle with the prepared vinaigrette dressing and toss everything together.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
Enjoy this delightful Caprese Pasta Salad, bursting with the fresh flavors of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, perfectly complemented by the tangy vinaigrette dressing!

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