Tomato Basil Salad With Mozzarella

Tomato Basil Salad With Mozzarella
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Toss an oil and vinegar dressing with favorite Italian ingredients of Roma tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and garlic in this spaghetti salad.
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

Pasta

3 ounces
uncooked dried angel hair pasta (capellini), broken into thirds

Dressing

1/4 cup
olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup
red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/8 teaspoon
salt
1/8 teaspoon
coarse ground pepper

Salad

1/4 cup
chopped fresh basil leaves*
4 medium
Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch
4 ounces (1 cup)
mozzarella cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
Leaf lettuce
Fresh basil leaves, if desired
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well.
  3. Just before serving, combine cooked pasta, basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese in bowl. Gently stir in dressing. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each individual serving plate or line large serving plate with lettuce. Arrange salad on plates. Garnish with additional basil leaves.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
200
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
7g
Fat
13g
Sodium
150mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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