Easy Caprese

One of the best things about summer meals are salads. By far my favorite salad is a fresh caprese salad–especially with fresh tomatoes from my garden.  Now that the weather is finally warming up and summer is on the way, I decided to make myself a big bowl of pasta salad.  This recipe combines what I love about a caprese salad with pasta.  This is quick, easy, and delicious and makes either a filling dinner or a refreshing side.

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Caprese Pasta Salad
Ingredients for Caprese Pasta Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 13 oz. box of Pasta (farfalle is my favorite)
  • Red onion, rough chopped  to taste
  • 1 c. chopped tomatoes (I use multicolored grape tomatoes)
  • Fresh basil, rough chopped
  • 1/2 c. or so of Italian dressing, to taste  (I use Basil Vinaigrette)
  • Fresh Mozzarella (I like little Bel Giorgio Fresh Mozzarella balls)

Directions:

  1. Boil pasta.  Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  4. Enjoy!

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