Farfalle Caprese salad Cold pasta with courgettes

L‘caprese butterfly salad it’s a cold pasta that is prepared in less than half an hour: a versatile recipe that you can make both for a quick lunch and for a dinner with friends.

In fact, a few ingredients are enough to have a tasty first course: tomato, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, thus recalling the classic Caprese, which in the kitchen lends itself to other fresh reinterpretations such as the Caprese pop. If you are looking for vegetarian cold pasta for the summer, try also Pasta salad with zucchini, chickpeas and pesto or Pasta salad with vegetable caponata.

That ofcaprese butterfly salad it’s a quick and easy recipe: while the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Once all the ingredients have been combined, just let them rest in a cool place for a quarter of an hour, so that they flavor well.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Cold pasta with cherry tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella; Farfalle with vegetables, Penne in curry salad

Preparation time
10 min
Cooking time

10 min – 12 min

Rest time

15 min


4 – 6

Total time

41 min

How to prepare: Caprese butterfly salad

Preparation of Farfalle Caprese salad - Phase 1

Preparation of Farfalle Caprese salad - Phase 1

Preparing a caprese butterfly salad is quick and easy. Divide the tomatoes in half, remove the seeds, cut the pulp into cubes and collect them in a mesh colander, add salt and let drain for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella into cubes, make it lose the whey and boil the farfalle in abundant salted water.

Preparation of Farfalle Caprese salad - Phase 2

Preparation of Farfalle Caprese salad - Phase 2

Drain the pasta al dente, pass it under a jet of cold water, carefully drained and pour it into a salad bowl. Add the tomatoes and mozzarella, some fresh basil leaves chopped by hand, season with two turns of oil poured slowly and mix. Let it rest in a cool place for 15 minutes, so that it takes on flavor.

Preparation of Farfalle Caprese salad - Phase 3

Complete with ground pepper and other basil leaves to taste: caprese butterfly salad is ready to be served.