Macaroni Salad Caprese

Macaroni Salad Caprese is  inspired by Caprese salad with fresh tomato, fresh mozz and basil- this one  stirred up into a favorite noodle salad.
Macaroni Salad Caprese

Macaroni Salad Caprese

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

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Macaroni Salad Caprese is my recipe of the day for the first day of Dairy Month this week. I will be posting for three days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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Macaroni Salad Caprese

Today I posted another noodle salad. And this one is packed with summer flavors. As well, I have added garden fresh tomatoes, chopped fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil pesto. And a few other flavors to fill it out.

In summer, macaroni salad is very popular with my family. So we make it a lot. And I have quite a few mac salad choices stashed away. In this way, I know I will be ready at any time for quick lunches, pot luck side dishes, or hot weather side salads.

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Macaroni Salad Caprese

Macaroni Salad Caprese

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Macaroni Salad Caprese

Macaroni Salad Caprese

Sue Lau
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Israeli
Servings 6
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cooked macaroni measure after cooking
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 4 ounces diced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon small capers
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni, drain, and stir together with remaining ingredients.
  • Mix and chill for one hour before serving.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 350IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 1mg
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One response

  1. Oh, I’m so excited to see pesto in this, I’ve been on a huge kick lately. What a perfect summer meal!

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