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A bowl filled with bowtie pasta, sliced cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil

Caprese Pasta Salad

Planted in the Kitchen
This savory caprese pasta salad is made with fresh vegetables and herbs and tossed in a flavorful homemade balsamic dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 356 kcal


  • ½ pound pasta
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 1 cup basil
  • ¼ cup balsamic salad dressing See below for dressing ingredients

Balsamic Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Start by cooking the pasta according to package instructions. After cooking, drain, and set aside to cool.
  • Mix all ingredients for the balsamic salad dressing and set aside.
  • Wash the fresh ingredients and then slice the tomatoes and roughly chop the basil.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until well combined and coated in the dressing.


Nutrition information is approximate and varies based on exact ingredients used.
This pasta salad is best when served chilled. For best results, make the night before you plan on serving so the flavors have time to meld. 


Calories: 356kcal
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