Light & Fresh Caprese Pasta Salad

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


  1. Toss cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the tomato mixture and toss until well coated.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and gently mix.
  5. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Chill Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

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!

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