Italian Pasta Salad With Balsamic Vinegar

Italian Pasta Salad With Balsamic Vinegar
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You can make this simple Italian pasta in fewer than 30 minutes, and the presentation is super trendy — thanks to Mason jars. The jars make it easy to bring this pasta along to picnics and outdoor events, so start planning your next outing now.
Italian Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2/3 cup elbow pasta
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 5 leaves of basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup cooked ham, julienned
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta 1 minute less than package directions; drain. Drizzle with a tiny amount of olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking together, then lay it flat on a platter to cool down.
  2. Toss pasta with olive oil, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and ham; serve in Mason jars.