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Caprese Pasta Salad


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt

Description

Caprese Pasta Salad, a easy pasta salad for summer parties made with juicy mini heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pearls, fresh basil and a balsamic reduction drizzle.  


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Ingredients

Caprese Pasta Salad

1 pound fusilloni pasta*

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried parsley

4oz fresh mozzarella pearls

1 cup mini heirloom tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Balsamic Reduction

1 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

pinch of salt


Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions for “al dente”

Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl

Pour the olive oil over the pasta, toss to coat

Cool pasta to in the refrigerator at least 1 hour

Add the salt, oregano and parsley, toss

Add the mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, toss

Serve cold with the balsamic reduction drizzled over the pasta salad

Balsamic Reduction

Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pan

Bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat

Once it reaches a rapid boil, reduce heat to simmer

Whisk in the honey and add a pinch of salt

Allow to simmer at least 10 minutes until it has reduced and thickened

Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature


Notes

*rotini, bow ties or penne work well too

**can use cherry tomatoes if you can’t find heirloom

  • Category: Pasta Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian

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