For Mother's Day this year we had a wonderful day celebrating with the amazing mothers and grandmother in our lives. I made this caprese pasta salad to bring to dinner at my parents' house. This pasta salad is a great simple side dish to bring to any barbecue or summer get together.
Caprese Pasta Salad
Makes 8 Servings
1 pound pasta, such as rotini, penne or fusilli
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
5-6 medium tomatoes or 1 pound cherry tomatoes, diced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 green onions, chopped
10 basil leaves, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add the pasta to a large bowl.
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and garlic together. Pour over cooled pasta. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, green onion, basil and salt and pepper, to taste. Toss until evenly combined. Taste and add additional olive oil, balsamic, salt and/or pepper as needed. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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