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Monday, August 26, 2013

Meatless Monday: Penne Caprese Pasta Salad


I believe the theme this summer has been "easy, fast, no bake, dishes" for dinner. As I have said over and over again, who wants to slave over the oven or the stove. Certainly not me.

Often, I made these dishes the night before so when we got home, there was no question what was for dinner. This dish was inspired by this dish on pinterest with a few modifications and my love affair with all things caprese this summer.

Penne Caprese Pasta Salad

1 pound whole wheat penne pasta, cooked per package instructions and then cooled
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
1 container of small fresh mozzarella balls  (like bocconcini), cut in half
1 bag of organic spinach or arugula
1/4-1/2 cup of salad dressing (I used Trader Joe's Fat Free Balsamic Vinegar)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine cooked penne with tomatoes, mozzarella and greens in a bowl. Add desired amount of salad dressing. Eat right away or chill for a few hours.

What has been your summer go to recipe? 

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