Caprese Pasta

Caprese Pasta 🍅🧀🌿

Indulge in the fresh and vibrant flavors of Caprese Pasta! This delightful dish combines tender pasta with ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil, all tossed in a tangy balsamic dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, this Caprese Pasta is quick, easy, and bursting with summer goodness.

Ingredients:

8 ounces pasta (such as penne or fusilli)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, halved
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Balsamic glaze, for drizzling (optional)
Instructions:

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer the cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl.

Add the halved cherry tomatoes, halved fresh mozzarella balls, and thinly sliced basil leaves to the bowl with the pasta.

In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Pour the balsamic dressing over the pasta and toss gently to combine, ensuring that all the ingredients are evenly coated.

Taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed.

Transfer the Caprese Pasta to a serving platter or individual plates. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired, for an extra burst of flavor.

Serve the Caprese Pasta immediately, and enjoy the fresh and delicious flavors!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

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