This Caprese Pasta Salad won’t get the backseat boot at your gathering this spring/summer. With its bright flavors and color, it will be a hit at any party! Bonus: It’s super easy to throw together and keeps well!
Caprese Pasta Salad is decidedly different from other pasta salads. You know: One of these things is not quite like the other.
That’s because most of the pasta salads I’ve eaten and researched contain some form of mayo fatty creamy ingredient. I don’t have anything against fatty creamy things, personally 🙂 Or, they usually contain a bottle of store-bought dressing that loaded with eerie ingredients.
But this Caprese Pasta Salad is a purely refreshing, welcome, and flavorful switch from the norm.
Packed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil, we ate this pasta salad up with no guilt whatsoever. The flavors and fresh and delicious…perfect for spring and summer…
I served this Caprese Pasta Salad at a recent baby shower, along with several varieties of finger sandwiches, including this Chopped Egg and Bacon Sandwich. By the way, those sandwiches were the first thing to go. Guess nobody can say no to eggs ‘n bacon, not even a crowd of girls 🙂
This Caprese Pasta Salad went over very well, with many compliments on its flavor. The great thing about this Caprese Pasta Salad is how easy it is to make, and how incredibly well it keeps! It can keep chilled in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
Most people don’t care about this, but the only thing that changes is that the uber green color from the fresh herbs starts to dull a little after 24 hours. This photo was actually taken the day after I made the pasta salad. The first day, the color was such a bright and vibrant green, it looked fake! I wish I had a photo of that to show you, because it was so vivid green at first, it looked like food coloring.
In the end, the taste is what counts, and this Caprese Pasta Salad won’t disappoint at all.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Love and Olive Oil
In case you wanted to see that Chopped Egg and Bacon Sandwich that was such a big hit at the baby shower:
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