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Caprese Summer Pasta Salad

A delightfully refreshing pasta salad, made with just 5 ingredients!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chill Time4 hours
Servings - 8 servings


  • 16 oz. box cellentani pasta or other curvy pasta
  • 10 oz. box grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz. box mozzarella pearls drained
  • 8 fresh basil leaves stems removed and cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup vinaigrette salad dressing French or balsamic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta, as directed. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a serving bowl, add the dressing and toss well. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to prepare the salad and pasta is chilled, halve the grape tomatoes. Then, cut the basil leaves into thin strips.
  • Toss the halved tomatoes, basil strips and mozzarella pearls in with the chilled pasta. Toss well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. And add a few more dashes of dressing, until its to your liking.
  • Serve Caprese Summer Pasta Salad and enjoy!