Caprese Pasta Salad with Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Pasta Salad with Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Pasta Salad can be served warm or cold, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner, or a potluck dish. 


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Techniques for a perfect Caprese Pasta Salad


  • Definitely make the balsamic drizzle, it tastes amazing with the creamy mozzarella. 
  • What if you can’t find ciliegine or bocconcini mozzarella? Don’t worry! Just get any fresh mozzarella and cut it into bite-size pieces. 
  • Feel free to mix it up! Add extra veggies. Zucchini, olives, and bell pepper all taste great in this!
  • Orecchiette works great in here, but plenty of other kinds of pasta do too. Cavatelli, cavatappi, and penne are all great options.


Looking for more carbs? Check out some of our Vegetarian Pasta Recipes.


Yield: about 6 cups pasta salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

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This quick and easy pasta salad is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Don't forget the balsamic drizzle!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 recipe Balsamic Drizzle
  • 10 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 8 ounces ciliegine or bocconcini mozzarella
  • 2 cups Genovese basil leaves, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Pasta: Cook 10 ounces of orichette according to the package instructions. Drain pasta and set aside.
  2. Vinaigrette: Whisk together balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. 
  3. Sauce the Pasta: In a large bowl (not in the pan), toss together tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, cooked pasta, and vinaigrette. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To serve: Top with some balsamic drizzle, and serve with more balsamic drizzle on the side. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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