Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad - a light and delicious salad filled with orzo, fresh mozzarella cubes, tomatoes and basil. Definitely a new favorite and so simple!

Spring and summer time means it times to break out the salads. I love salads all year long, but something about the warm weather makes me crave them ALL. THE. TIME! Are you with me?

It was a few years ago that I fell in love with the combination of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato. And it wasn’t too long ago that I had Orzo pasta for the first time and fell in love as well. Add all of these together and you have today’s recipe – Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad. It is a very simple recipe that is light and delicious. Even my hubby, who doesn’t enjoy salads too much, really liked it. The salad is perfect for BBQs or potlucks and can be made pretty quick, making it a keeper. I know many people like Caprese salads (as do I), so next time I try it I may add a little bit of a reduced balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. Having said that, this salad is great as is and I think you’ll enjoy it too. Here’s what you’ll need…

5.0 from 1 reviews
Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad
 
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese ball, cubed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo as directed on box. Drain and let cool.
  2. Place pasta, tomatoes, basil and cheese cubes in a large boil. Add salt and olive oil and gently mix until all the ingredients are coated with the oil. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad - a light and delicious salad filled with orzo, fresh mozzarella cubes, tomatoes and basil. Definitely a new favorite and so simple!

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad - a light and delicious salad filled with orzo, fresh mozzarella cubes, tomatoes and basil. Definitely a new favorite and so simple!

So tasty!! My favorite thing is that it’s so light and is healthier than the salads caked with dressing (although I like those too). 😉

For more great pasta salads, check out these favorites:

Chinese Pasta Salad - filled with lettuce, noodles, fried wontons and more tossed in a delicious homemade dressing.

Chinese Pasta Salad

Layered Pasta Salad - filled your favorite ingredients including pasta, ham, peas, pasta, lettuce, peppers and more.

Layered Pasta Salad

Delicious Taco Pasta Salad filled with beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado and more!! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

Taco Pasta Salad

For all Side Dish recipes go HERE.

For all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.

And get weekly emails with monthly freebies by signing up for the Lil’ Luna newsletter. 🙂

For even more great ideas follow me on FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitterPeriscopeSnapchat.

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today!

ENJOY!

Pictures for this recipe were re-taken by Lil’ Luna contributor, Alicia, of The Baker Upstairs

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad - a light and delicious salad filled with orzo, fresh mozzarella cubes, tomatoes and basil. Definitely a new favorite and so simple!

Need more recipes and creative ideas? Sign up and get a FREE copy of my latest ebook!

Powered by ConvertKit
Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
Lil' Luna

Latest posts by Lil' Luna (see all)

Lil' Luna
Follow me on Instagram!
contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook
About Lil' Luna

Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

Leave a Comment

*

Rate this recipe:  
CommentLuv badge

Discussion

  1. 1

    What a quick and easy salad! Perfect for summer dinners when it’s too hot to do much cooking!
    Roxana recently posted..No-bake strawberry chocolate pie recipeMy Profile

  2. 3

    Your photos are making my mouth water! I am going to have to make this when I can start harvesting basil from the garden. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Jen V. recently posted..Graduation Cap Candy Favors ~ TutorialMy Profile

  3. 5

    Hi Kristyn,
    I LOVE your headshot – you are beautiful! However, whenever you have a new post, it shows up in my feedly (blog reader) for each of your posts no matter what the subject is. Most of the other blogs I follow have a picture having to do with that post. I am a blog hoarder so I do a lot of skimming and I am a picture person so it would help if you could change it to show a picture from the post. Not sure how to do it but I thought I would mention. You have a lot of great stuff!

  4. 6

    I love this lite pasta salad. Living in Las Vegas during the summer time you are always looking for twists of cold summer meals. This is definitely a keeper.