tomato basil pasta salad

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

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Tomato Basil Pasta Salad


  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 18 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Balsamic Dressing Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tsp garlic, minced


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking prepare tomatoes and basil.
  • Drain pasta and rinse under cold water to cool down pasta. Toss pasta, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
  • For the balsamic dressing, combine all of the ingredients and stir or shake in a jar with a lid for 2-3 minutes until combine and thickened.
  • Pour half of dressing over pasta salad and toss to coat. Add more dressing as needed until pasta is well covered.