Caprese Pasta Salad (Quick, Fresh and Easy!)

A bowl of caprese pasta salad

This Caprese Pasta Salad is made using whole wheat pasta, fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pearls. Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt are tossed in and a simple, quick, delicious and easy pasta salad is born! This would be a great dish to have as a quick and easy vegetarian dinner, or as a side with your favorite protein. This would also be an excellent thing to bring to your next summer get together. Your friends will love it!

A bowl of caprese pasta salad

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Large pot


Caprese Pasta Salad

This easy to make caprese pasta salad has fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil with pasta, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 4th of july, balsamic, basil, Caprese, easy, evoo, mozzarella, Pasta, pasta salad, quick, rotini, simple, tomatoes, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal


  • 8 oz whole wheat rotini pasta or other pasta of your choice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pt salad tomatoes halved
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped or torn
  • 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Boil the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water.
  • Add all of the other ingredients to the pasta. Toss to combine well. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled later.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1.1mg

If you love this caprese pasta salad, you may also love my: bruschetta chicken, pesto caprese chicken salad or my pizza chicken skillet.


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