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Caprese Pasta Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fusilli pasta or your favorite pasta
  • 2 cups chopped roma tomato chunks
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 6 oz buffalo mozzarella cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic cream or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, set aside into a large bowl, and cool slightly.
  2. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Make sure the pasta is cooled off a tad or your cheese will melt. Toss ingredients with pasta.
  3. If using balsamic vinegar instead of cream, whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, and pepper. If using the cream, only mix oil, mustard, and pepper.
  4. Coat the pasta with the dressing. If using cream, add it separately and mix the salad around.
  5. Add salt to taste. Serve at room temperature or cold.