Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Caprese Pasta Salad

Don't you just love those make ahead, light, easy summer meals? This one filled with the fresh tangy flavours of summer and bursting with balsamic goodness was a huge hit at our last get together.

Caprese Orzo Pasta-- my version adapted from multiple recipes online


1 lb or 450 g of orzo pasta (cooked in salted water)
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 pound of mini bocconcini balls or good quality mozzarella cut into 1" cubes
20 basil leaves
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of garlic grated
2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of honey
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parmesan shavings (optional)


1- Set the pasta to cook according to package instructions. Remove stems and cut tomatoes in half. I also cut my bocconcini in halves but I won't do that next time. 

2- Mix the oil, vinegar, mustard, grated garlic, honey, salt and pepper together until dissolved.

3- When the pasta is cool, add the dressing and then the tomatoes, cheese and basil together. 

4- Put in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight. Top with parmesan cheese if you wish before serving.

We served ours with some summer corn, grilled sausages and a garden salad but it's great on its own as a light lunch as well. This also serves lots of people so it is a great dish to make  to bring to a potluck. Any way you have it, it's delicious!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Your recipes always leave me hungry friend! Happy Tuesday!

  2. You are like my stomach twin- love this, need to make ASAP!

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the Caprese Pasta salad ! This looks so delicious !

  4. ok, this looks amazing! One of my good friends just has a baby and I was looking for something to bring her. This looks perfect!

  5. There is nothing I love more than caprese and pasta lol!! xo, Biana

  6. This looks so good! I definitely want to try this out.

  7. Holy deliciousness! This is combining 2 of my all time summer favs <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. I will have to make this for Dave, he loves anything Caprese! You have a beautiful family.


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