Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

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Easy summer salad. Great side dish to take to picnics or bbq's.

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Servings: 10
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Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of drained, oil packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 lb of fussili pasta
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes
  • 8 ounces of braided, marinated mozzarella chopped into 1/2 inch pieces. I use one from Trader Joes that has a good kick to it.
  • 1 cup of packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup of minced, pitted black olives

Directions

  1. Blend first 6 ingredients in a processor until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water until tender but firm to bite.
  3. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add dressing to hot pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Add chopped fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan and olives.
  5. Toss well, cover and chill for an hour. Bring to room temp before serving. Can be made 6 hours ahead.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 106g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 248  
Calories from Fat 198 80%
Total Fat 22.15g 28%
Saturated Fat 4.54g 18%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 222mg 6%
Total Carbs 7.86g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Sugars 4.74g 3%
Protein 4.97g 8%
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