Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

This pasta salad is one of my favorite family recipes for spring/summer! It's very simple, comes to gether quickly and has a pretty decent fridge life (though in my house it's gone pretty quick). If you're looking to add another cheap simple and quick staple to your family dinners, give this recipe a try!


Vinaigrette dressing

+ 1/4 cup olive oil

+ 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

+ 1 clove minced garlic

+ 1 tsp italian seasoning

+ 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

+ 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Caprese pasta salad

+ 1/2 pound dried pasta

+ 8oz mozzarella pearls

+ 2 cups grape tomatoes sliced in half

+ 1/4 cup fresh basil julienned

+ salt and pepper to taste


+ To a small bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Whisk and set aside.

+ Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

+ To a large bowl add cooked pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss. Serve immediately.