Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

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Servings1
Calories547
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins

Ingredients
 

Salad
  • 1 cup elbow pasta, cooked and cooled…approximately 1/3 cup dried pasta
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • teaspoon salt and cracked black pepper, each

Instructions
 

Vinaigrette
  • In a small dish, whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey and spices. Slowly add oil while gently whisking in a figure 8 pattern until emulsified. Set aside.
    2 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon dijon or spicy brown mustard
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon honey
    1/8 teaspoon salt and cracked black pepper
Salad
  • Cook pasta if not prepped ahead (about 1/3 cup dried for single serving) 1 minute less than package instructions for a firm pasta. Rinse in cool water and set aside.
    1 cup elbow pasta
  • Combine salad ingredients with pasta and gently toss. Drizzle all of vinaigrette. Enjoy!
    1 cup elbow pasta
    1/4 cup basil leaves
    1/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese
    1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes

MY NOTES

NUTRITION

Serving: 1g | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg
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