What’s not to love about a delicious Caprese Salad? It has tons of ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and tons of mozzarella drizzled with a balsamic vinegar dressing…mmmm…so good! So why not turn it into an amazing Caprese Pasta Salad. All the flavors, but in a more hearty pasta form so it could be a side dish or even a meatless main dish. Plus, since it’s a cold dish, it’s perfect for summer.
The colors are just beautiful in this pasta dish. I just love looking at it before I toss it and it just makes me smile. But then, I get to eat it and it’s absolutely perfect!
- 8 oz penne pasta
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half long ways
- 1 cup diced mozzarella
- 3 tbls finely sliced fresh basil
- ⅛ cup balsamic vinegar
- ⅛ cup olive oil (+2 tbls)
- 2 tsps sugar
- ½ tsp kosher salt