You may know Caprese salad as a famous Italian recipe, typically made with just 4 ingredients: tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil. Well, we've added one more ingredient to the mix--Barilla Medium Shells--that will kick your Caprese salad up a few notches. Served as the perfect hors d'oeuvres or side dish, you won't regret breathing new life into this classic. It's also a great way to eat in line with the Mediterranean Diet.
*Best served with Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio.*
Taste Profile: Medium bodied, lively, and elegant. A touch of minerality lingers in the finish, with notes of lemon peel.
Ingredients 6 Number of Servings
200g Saputo Bocconcini, halved
½ pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup basil, cut into slices
2 cups arugula
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
A generous pinch of salt & pepper to taste
Optional: finish with another drizzle of olive oil, chili flakes and flaky sea salt
Cook Barilla Medium Shells to al dente according to package directions.
- As pasta cooks, prep salad ingredients; cut Bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, basil. Set aside.
Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside to cool.
Place ingredients for dressing in a jar with a lid. Cover the jar with lid and shake to mix.
Transfer the salad ingredients to a large serving bowl and add arugula.
Drizzle dressing over the top, toss and serve.