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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad is an easy summer lunch bursting with garden flavor.

Course Main Course
Keyword pasta, mozzarella, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 602 kcal
Author Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 5 tomatoes large
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves sliced
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese cubed

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice tomatoes into thin strips.  Put in colander in sink and let drain.

  2. Seed peppers, remove membranes and cut into thin strips.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, put tomatoes, peppers, garlic, basil leaves and Dressing ingredients.  Toss to coat.

  4. Cook pasta until al dente, drain well and put into serving dish.  Add the tomato mixture and mozzarella cubes and toss to mix.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 845mg 35%
Potassium 665mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 127.5%
Vitamin C 126.6%
Calcium 24.7%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.