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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad is easy, fresh and perfect for summer potlucks and BBQ's.  Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pasta come together to make this Italian inspired pasta salad!
Course salads, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Author Rob


  • 2 cups rotini pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 8 oz fresh small "pearl" mozzarella balls (you can use more if you like)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and let pasta cool completely. 

    2. Place the pasta in a large serving dish.

    3. Slice up the tomatoes and add to the serving dish along with  pearl mozzarella balls.

    4. Stack up the basil leaves on top of the other, roll them up, then cut into thin slices and add to the dish.

    5. In a small bowl mix together the olive oil, salt and ground black pepper.

    6. Pour the caprese salad dressing over the ingredients and mix until combined.

    7. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Don't forget to serve some balsamic vinegar on the side to drizzle on top if you like.