Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

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!

Ingredients

  • 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
Read the whole recipe on Real Housemoms