Caprese {pasta} Salad

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I am SO excited for summer!
We are about to begin our last full week of school.

BBQ season here we come.

Two of my favorite summer sides are pasta salad {love},
and caprese salad {love, love, love}.
Truly, caprese salad is the reason my garden is full of tomatoes and basil.

Both salads are perfect for lunch, snack, or light dinner, as well as great BBQ sides.
I couldn’t decide which to make tonight, so naturally I combined  them into one SUPER salad.

What a SUPER idea, if I do say so myself.

my favorite summer things

For the salad:

1 pound of pasta cooked
tossed with balasmic vinaigrette ( a few tbsps of olive oil and a few tbsps of balsamic vinegar combined with 2 minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper)
~love my precise measurements:)


top with halved cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups)
1 ball of fresh mozzarella cubed
and chopped basil ( I used a handful of leaves)

toss gently

Enjoy!