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Caprese Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound rotini
  • 1/2 pint red tomatoes
  • 1/2 pint yellow tomatoes
  • 1/2 pint brown tomatoes
  • 1 pint mozzarella pearls drained
  • 1/4 cup basil chiffonade

Basil Vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 2 cups basil packed tightly
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the package. Drain and let cool.

  2. In the meantime, add all vinaigrette ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 1 minute until light green and entirely smooth.

  3. Slice all your tomatoes into halves or quarters, depending on size. And stack and roll your basil leaves, then cut thin ribbons (chiffonades).

  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, basil leaves and basil vinaigrette. Stir well and serve!