Caprese Pasta Salad

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Caprese Pasta Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Box (12-ounce) pasta (rotini, penne, or any pasta of your choice!)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved halving is not necessary!
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls, halved halving is not necessary!
  • 1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette
  • 3 tsp dried basil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper


  • Fill a large pot with cool or cold water until the pot is 3/4 full. Bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook for the amount of time listed on the pasta box. Add salt, if desired.
  • Drain the water using a strainer or colander. Rinse pasta with cool water while still in the strainer or colander.
  • Pour the fully-drained pasta into a large bowl and mix in the tomatoes, cheese and Italian vinaigrette. Stir in salt, pepper and basil.


Cooking time is an estimate. It will depend on the type of pasta that you choose. Please refer to the time listed on the pasta box.
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