Mandy's Meals & More

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Sometimes you just need something classic. There's nothing more traditional than a good ol' caprese. I needed a dish that would carry us through the week so I made a caprese pasta salad, beautifully fragrant with seasonal basil. Mmmmmm basil. Perfect for the whole family, whether it's brunch, dinner or even a quick snack. The best part is, it gets tastier as the days go by! Ingredients Package Tricoloured fusilli (or any shaped pasta) Pint grape tomatoes Container fresh mozzarella balls, or 2 large mozzarella balls cut into small quarters 1 cup fresh basil 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar Salt & pepper to taste Directions Cook pasta according to package, let cool Meanwhile, rip basil into smaller pieces to release that delicious scent Quarter mozzarella if necessary Cut tomatoes in half, combine first four ingredients in large bowl. Whisk olive oil, balsamic and salt/pepper in small bowl. Cover pasta mixture with dressing. Fold all ingredients to disperse dressing evenly. Serve or refrigerate Enjoy! -M