Light & Fresh Caprese Pasta Salad
Picture this: a delightful summer day, a picnic blanket spread out under the shade of a tree, and a bowl of Light & Fresh Caprese Pasta Salad awaiting your taste buds. This recipe is a celebration of simplicity and vibrant flavors that dance on your palate.
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz. fusilli pasta, cooked al dente
- Toss cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the tomato mixture and toss until well coated.
- Add the cooked pasta and gently mix.
- Let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Chill Time: 30 minutes
A refreshing twist on the classic Caprese, this pasta salad is a burst of summer in every bite. The juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil come together with a zesty garlic-infused dressing, creating a dish that’s both light and satisfying.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 18g | Carbs: 32g | Protein: 10g
Concluding our culinary journey, the Light & Fresh Caprese Pasta Salad isn’t just a recipe; it’s a symphony of tastes and textures that transports you to the essence of a Mediterranean summer. Share this dish with loved ones, and let the simplicity of fresh ingredients elevate your dining experience. Bon appétit!