Barilla Cellentani Caprese Pasta Salad

THIS CELLENTANI CAPRESE PASTA SALAD RECIPE IS THE PERFECT REFRESHING DISH TO BRING TO YOUR SUMMER BBQ.

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This Cellentani Caprese Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect refreshing dish to bring to your summer BBQ. Inspired by the classic Italian Caprese salad, this easy dinner idea combines juicy grape tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese balls, all tossed with Barilla® Cellentani pasta. The simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing enhances the vibrant flavors, making this pasta salad a delightful and satisfying choice for any occasion. Quick to prepare and bursting with fresh ingredients, it's sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

Ingredients 7 Number of Servings

1 box Barilla Cellentani Pasta

2 pints grape tomatoes, mixed color, halved

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

4 tbsp lemon juice

8 basil leaves, julienne

2 cups small mozzarella cheese balls, halved

Salt and black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook Barilla Cellentani pasta according to package directions and drain. Drizzle pasta with 1 tbsp olive oil and place on a sheet tray to cool down. Set aside. 

  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, remaining olive oil and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta, stir, and enjoy! 

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