Caprese Pasta Salad

Marla Meridith

September 2, 2013

Try this delicious Caprese Pasta Salad. Get the recipe on


This pasta salad can be whipped together in no time at all and can be served all year long. My kids are obsessed with little mozzarella balls, small sea shell pasta and these teeny tiny tomatoes. All of which come together to create the perfect Caprese Pasta Salad!

Dig in…

Little Boy in PJ's |

Little Boy in PJ's |


We plan on being lazy today.


Caprese Pasta Salad |


And we plan on munching on plenty of this pasta salad. I found these teeny tiny tomatoes in Dolores, CO. On my way back from Durango. On my way home to Telluride.


Teeny Tiny Tomatoes | Caprese Pasta Salad |


I love the small towns around here. There is so much to explore in each one! I also love how each of these ingredients are about the same size…the tomatoes, shells and mozzarella fresco.


Caprese Pasta Salad |


I had no basil on hand, which would be traditional in a Caprese salad. No worries though. Fresh cilantro was a very tasty replacement.


Caprese Pasta Salad |


Hopefully, you can try this recipe soon and don’t forget to pack some in your lunchbox too!


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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 08:07h, 02 September

    This salad is so colourful and lovely Marla! I can’t wait to try!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:22h, 03 September

      Thanks Katrina ~ hopefully you can try it real soon πŸ™‚

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 10:53h, 02 September

    My favorite salad + pasta. Love!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:23h, 03 September

      Yay! A total win – win for you Laura πŸ™‚

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    Posted at 11:08h, 02 September

    Yum Marla! Looks like a fun day at your house!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:23h, 03 September

      It was a super fun day! Lazy in the morning & then go, go go!

  • Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    Posted at 11:27h, 02 September

    Mmm caprese is one my favorite things ever, and this looks so tasty and refreshing!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:24h, 03 September

      Hi Alison, it really is a nice & light pasta salad πŸ™‚

  • Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 September

    I’m drowning in basil over here, you’re welcome to some of mine!
    That pasta salad looks adorable.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:25h, 03 September

      Ahhhhhhh, I with I had that problem Kirsten πŸ˜‰ Send some over & i’ll make you some pasta salad πŸ˜‰

  • Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme
    Posted at 18:05h, 02 September

    Hi Marla. I made this salad for my daughter’s lunch and she absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for a great idea.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:26h, 03 September

      Hi Kathy…..OK I love how quickly you were onto whipping up this recipe. Thrilled to hear your little gal loved it πŸ™‚

  • Tieghan
    Posted at 19:07h, 02 September

    So pretty!! I love your big white bowl!

    I also love Caprese anything, especially caprese pasta! Oh and I love the small CO town too! I have never been to Dolores though!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:26h, 03 September

      Aren’t the little towns here the BEST! Dolores is sweet & the people that live there are too πŸ™‚

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 05:25h, 03 September

    yum!! looking good, Marla! I love that little tomato icon you have on the photos πŸ™‚ so cute!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:13h, 03 September

      Thanks for noticing Julie ~ I had fun with that!

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:19h, 03 September

    This looks so amazing Marla!! Your little guy is such a cutie!

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 06:26h, 03 September

    So simple and yet so good!

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
    Posted at 06:35h, 03 September

    This is ALL I want in my lunchbox, Marla. Still haven’t gotten enough tomatoes this summer.

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 07:02h, 03 September

    this looks awesome Marla- I think I should make it for MY lunch!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:11h, 03 September

      Indeed you should Heather!

  • Sandy Coughlin
    Posted at 07:33h, 03 September

    I love the beauty and simplicity in Caprese salad. It never fails to please party guests!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:09h, 03 September

      Thanks so much Sandy!! I love your “entertaining with ease” style πŸ™‚

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 08:09h, 03 September

    This salad looks amazing! Glad you had a fun, lazy day before school started!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:10h, 03 September

      It truly was fun ~ today on the other hand is crazy!! πŸ˜‰

  • naomi
    Posted at 11:59h, 03 September

    Delicious and easy – I’m all over it!!! And yay to lazy days– sometimes they are just what’s needed.

  • Maria
    Posted at 14:35h, 03 September

    I want this for dinner!

  • Gaby
    Posted at 15:32h, 03 September

    one of my favorite weeknight meals!

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    Posted at 08:32h, 11 September

    So delicious and fresh! Caprese is one of my favorite dishes πŸ™‚

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