caprese pasta salad
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Caprese Pasta Salad

This simple caprese pasta salad is a quick dish that is packed with flavor. Whether you need a dish for a party or dinner side dish, this is the recipe for you.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese, lunch, pasta dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 598kcal
Author Glitter and Graze

Ingredients

  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 8 oz mozzarella balls
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes 30 tomatoes
  • 1 bottle Brianna's french vinaigrette dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

Balsamic Reduction

  • 2 cups balsamic vinager
  • 2 TBSP honey

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as directed on package.  Drain and run under cold water until pasta is cooled off
  • slice cherry tomatoes in half
  • Add all ingredients in a big bowl and mix together, cover and refrigerate
  • Before serving cook balsamic vinegar by bringing balsamic vinegar and honey to  boil and reduce heat to a shimmer and cook until it has reduced by half
  • Drizzle balsamic reduction before serving pasta 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.1mg