Italian warm salad with pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil – a simple recipe of the famous Mediterranean diet. This pasta salad recipe is based on Caprese salad – probably the most loved Italian salad. Warm or cold pasta salad this is a good idea for the healthy lunch for the whole family, for a picnic or a dinner with friends.
Love unusual salads? Try Italian warm salad with octopus and potatoes, or cold pasta salad with tuna e mozzarella.


WARM PASTA SALAD CAPRESE

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 320 g Pasta (Penne Rigate or any short pasta)
  • 250 g of Small Tomatoes
  • 100 g of Pitted Olives
  • 150 g of Mozzarella
  • 2 Basil sprigs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Instructions

Cut tomatoes in half or into quarters, depending on size. Cut mozzarella into small pieces. Slice the olives.

Put the tomatoes, olives and mozzarella in a large bowl.

Chop the basil leaves, add to the bowl.
* Leaves of basil, like other fragrant herbs, are better be chopped with hands – so they will be much more fragrant.

Cook the pasta in a large amount of salted boiling water strictly according to the time indicated on the package. Drain the pasta in a colander and add into the bowl, with tomatoes and mozzarella.

Salt, pour olive oil, mix and serve immediately.

Chef’s Tips

  • If you want to make this salad as a cold salad, drain the pasta and put it in another bowl, add olive oil, mix and leave to cool. Then add in a bowl with tomatoes and mozzarella, salt, mix and leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Pasta Salad Caprese with mozzarella
Warm Pasta Salad Caprese
    Italian warm salad with pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

    Pasta Salad Caprese

    Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 320 g Pasta (Penne Rigate or any short pasta)
  • 250 g of Small Tomatoes
  • 100 g of Pitted Olives
  • 150 g of Mozzarella
  • 2 Basil sprigs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Cut tomatoes in half or into quarters, depending on size. Cut mozzarella into small pieces. Slice the olives. Put the tomatoes, olives and mozzarella in a large bowl. Chop the basil leaves, add to the bowl.
  2. Cook the pasta in a large amount of salted boiling water according to the time indicated on the package. Drain the pasta in a colander and add into the bowl, with tomatoes and mozzarella. Salt, pour olive oil, mix and serve immediately.
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