Photo: Whole Wheat Caprese Pasta Salad.
Ingredient List
For the Pasta Salad:
  • 1 (13.25 ounce) box whole-wheat penne (or other shape) pasta
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1 pound grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ pound fresh low-fat, mozzarella cheese, in ½” cubes or fresh mozzarella “pearls”
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh sweet basil
For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
Instructions
For the pasta salad
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.  Rinse with cold water and drain.  Add tomatoes, cheese and sweet basil.

  • In a separate small bowl, combine oil, seasoning, vinegar and salt (if using).  Add to pasta mixture and chill.

Nutrition information
  • One serving provides approximately: 266 Calories, 9 g Protein, 31 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 12 g Fat (4 g saturated), 18 mg Cholesterol, 1 mcg Folate, 1 mg Iron, 22 mg Sodium.

  • Caprese Pasta Salad is a deliciously healthy addition to any menu!

    Love pasta? Try our Chicken Enchilada Mac & Cheese. Want to learn more about the wheat that you eat? Check out Justin Knopf’s Family Farm Story!

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