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Roasted Corn & Caprese Pasta Salad

This Roasted Corn & Caprese Pasta Salad is a colorful, fresh, and delicious dish!  It would be perfect as a summer side or even a main course.  A pasta salad that is sure to impress family and friends at your next barbecue!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 oz pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 8 oz container of fresh mozzarella balls
  • 7 tbsp olive oil (1 tbsp for corn, 6 tbsp for the dressing)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • handful chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling two large pots of water, one for the corn and one for the pasta.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  3. Boil the corn for 7 minutes.
  4. While you are waiting for the pasta and corn to cook, start chopping the tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Chop both the tomatoes and mozzarella in half.
  5. Once the corn is done boiling transfer it to a plate.
  6. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a pan and heat to medium. Place the corn in the pan, season with salt and pepper. Pan roast on each side for a few minutes until brown and charred.
  7. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Add in the chopped tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
  8. Cut the corn off the cob and then add it to the pasta mixture as well.
  9. In a separate bowl or right on top of the pasta mixture combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, balsamic reduction, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together evenly.
  10. Top with some more fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
  11. Enjoy!

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