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Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Spring and Summer are coming. Finally! It’s time to start introducing some lighter Spring and Summer fare into my heavier Fall and Winter menu. Check out this Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad. It has all the elements of the perfect Summer meal. Pasta (who doesn’t love pasta?)….Cheese (ZOMG….CHEESE!) and some tomatoes and basil to boot (yay fresh veggies!).

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Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pasta (any shape you wish)
  • 2 cups mini Bocconcini cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cut into pieces the size of the mini Bocconcini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • as desired salt and pepper

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Prep your tomatoes and basil.  Cook pasta until just tender. Rinse with cold water to cool the pasta down quickly. Set aside.

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In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, cheese, basil and chicken. Mix well.

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Add cooked and cooled pasta.

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In a smaller bowl, combine the vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over the salad, – dress to the amount that you see fit. If you like a lot of dressing, use more, less dressing, use less. Mix the salad as you go.
Cover and refridgerate at least 1 hour before serving.

*optional, sprinkle extra cut basil over the top of the salad before serving for extra garnish.

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Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A great recipe combining my two favorite salads...Caprese and Pasta! Caprese Chicken Pasta salad will be your summer favourite!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pasta, any shape you wish
  • 2 cups mini Bocconcini cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cut into pieces the size of the mini Bocconcini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • as desired salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta until just tender. Rinse with cold water to cool the pasta down quickly. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, cheese, basil and chicken. Mix well.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle dressing over the salad, - dress to the amount that you see perfect. If you like a lot of dressing, use more, less dressing, use less. Mix the salad as you go.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  6. *optional, sprinkle extra cut basil over the top of the salad before serving for extra garnish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

CAPRESE CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

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krystal

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

extra tomatoes for me please! looks delicious and very refreshing!

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