This salad. Oh, this glorious salad. Can I tell you how good it is?
My favorite salad quite possibly is a Caprese salad. I love it all year long, but especially in the summer with fresh tomatoes from the garden or the farmers market.
I love the simplicity of a Caprese salad and how the flavors blend together so nicely. Fresh juicy tomatoes with creamy mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar. It just can’t get much better than that.
Since I frequently make a Caprese salad, usually on a bed of peppery arugula or if you recall last year when I created it with peaches in my Peach Caprese Salad. The pasta lover in me thought how wonderful it would be tossed as a pasta salad.
Friends, this is some good stuff.
You get all the components of a fresh Caprese salad tossed with pasta in a balsamic reduction and olive oil dressing.
I could eat this entire pasta dish.
Actually, I almost did.
If you are trying to stay away from thick, mayonnaise based pasta and potato salad than this is a fresh and crowd pleasing pasta salad. Serves well at any gathering, a picnic in the park or just to grab a fork and nibble on it right out of the bowl which I like to do.
Hi I'm Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm a busy mommy of twins and head chef of Casa de Dempsey. I love to cook using fresh ingredients with common items on hand for fresh and easy family friendly meals. Learn More