Caprese Pasta Salad - Lunch Version

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Caprese Pasta Salad - Lunch Version

Regan
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4 Servings
10 Ingredients
12 Comments
Enjoy the delicious flavors of garden fresh tomatoes and basil by bringing this Caprese Pasta Salad to your next potluck party.
4 Servings
10 Ingredients
12 Comments

Ingredients

  • 26 ¾ ounces cook Farfalle (Bowtie)
  • 1 cup halve Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup dice Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ tablespoons chop Basil, Fresh
  • ¼ teaspoons Oregano, Dried

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide all ingredients among indicated number of freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Ready to Eat

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Serve cold.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve.

12 Comments

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  1. Sounds delicious. I never would have thought about freezing it though… Do the tomatoes and cheese retain their original (or close to original) texture?

  2. I love this idea!! Thank you so much for posting!! I had no idea this could freeze. Too bad it is so cold out right now but may have to make it anyway

  3. So if I was going to make and freeze ahead of time, are you saying I would make the recipe as stated and then freeze, and take out a little before use and it would be ready to go? Or do you freeze and then add oil and balsamic after you take out of freezer?Also, how many does this recipe serve if being used as a side dish?
    Thanks!

    1. Jen – All the ingredients, including the oil and balsamic are mixed together before freezing. To serve, it needs to thaw completely. If using as a side dish, you should get twice the amount of servings.

  4. Made this today. Tastes great, but was a bit disappointed that my mozzarella turned brown because of the balsamic vinegar. Darn! Wasn’t as pretty as I wanted it to be!

  5. Made the pasta tonight for a family bbq tomorrw.. added cucumber and it taste great..cant wait to try it again tomorrow!!!

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