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Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Looking for the ultimate summer side dish? This easy caprese pasta salad is a must-try! It’s made from a few simple seasonal ingredients and tastes incredible.
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Ingredients

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad:

  • 6-8 ounces orecchiette pasta , cooked according to the package
  • drizzle olive oil for the cooked pasta
  • 4 ripe peaches , i used white peaches and left the skin on
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup diced cucumber , slice in half, remove the core using a spoon before dicing
  • ¼ cup shallots , thinly sliced
  • 2.5 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • few turns cracked black pepper
  • fresh basil leaves

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch black pepper

Equipment

  • pasta pot
  • mixing bowl

Instructions 

Prepare the pasta:

  • Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to the package. Al dente preferred.
  • Drain the water, drizzle with olive oil and set the pasta aside to cool.

Assemble the dish:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced ripe peaches, diced cucumber (be sure to remove the core), mozzarella pearls, sliced tomatoes, cooled pasta, thinly sliced shallots, salt, and few turns cracked black pepper. Toss until well combined.
  • Top with fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of the dressing. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 216mg, Potassium: 272mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 328IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 1mg