Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Recipe

Preparation15 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
ServingsServes 6 to 8, as a side
Episode1761
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz of Uncooked Orecchiette
  • 2 cups of Cherry Tomatoes (or any kind of sweet ripe tomato) halved
  • 8oz of Mozzarella, diced
  • Lots of Fresh Chopped Basil and Parsley
  • Pinch of Dried (or fresh) oregano
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp of Balsamic
  • 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, grated
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

    1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions, meanwhile assemble the rest of the salad.

    2) In the bottom of your salad bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and salt, then add the remainder of salad ingredients over the top along with a another pinch of salt, toss and set aside.

    3) Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and shock under cold water to stop the cooking process (leave the pasta ever so slightly warm so it absorbs flavors better) then add the pasta to the bowl with the tomato mixture, toss well and refrigerate about an hour before serving.

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