Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is very easy recipe that everyone loves. It works well for picinics and potlucks. Gardners with losts of tomato and basil will love this recipe. This is another great recipe from Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine oil, capers, salt, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  3. Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; toss well.
Most Helpful

Very good! I added 1 T of balsamic vinegar, which made all the difference. I'm used to Caprese having balsamic in it. Omitted the parmesan. Used pearl-size mozz. Served at room temp so the flavors would come out fully. Someone commented "just the right amount of capers". Thanks!

Clarely July 07, 2010

I enjoyed this, DH thought it was just "ok". Don't skimp on the fresh basil and don't leave out the capers. I warmed the olive oil and infused it with the garlic before adding to the pasta & other ingredients. Cook the pasta, drain and add everything to the hot pasta.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour July 13, 2009

I really enjoyed this dish. It came together quickly and easily and was just as good cold the next day! I did leave out the capers because I don't care for them, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Thanks

Svlange February 03, 2007