The traditional Caprese Salad, gets a gluten free upgrade with this Easy Gluten Free Caprese Pasta Salad
Prep Time45 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
10oz cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
8oz mozzarella pearls
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely grated
4 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, plus more for topping
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
6 oz gluten free pasta, dried
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, then set aside to cool.
While pasta is cooling, prepare the balance of the salad. To a large bowl, add the cherry tomatoes, mozarella pearls, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to combine and let marinate for about 20 minutes while the pasta is cooling.
Once pasta is cooled, add to the tomato mixture, then toss to combine well. Season with a little more salt and pepper if needed, and if you desire a little agave to cut some of the acidity.
Let salad marinate for another ten minutes. You can then serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
This salad will keep for about 3 days in the fridge.
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