Caprese Pasta Salad

caprese pasta salad
A perfect picnic pasta salad recipe...delicious, fresh, and easy!


  • 14 oz. bag of Lilies Pasta (or any other short pasta shape)
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 8-12 oz. marinated mozzarella balls, halved
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned
  • ½ cup ready made basil pesto
  • 6 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ or ½ cup toasted pine nuts, or slivered almonds
  • 1 t. oregano


  1. Dressing: Whisk pesto with olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Combine pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil, and dressing.
  4. Top with toasted pine nuts or almonds.
  5. Enjoy!


Recipe courtesy of Carey Aron, originally posted by World of Pastabilities.