Caprese salad with chicken, penne, and pine nuts
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6
Caprese salad becomes a dinner entree with the addition of chicken and penne, and pine nuts add crunch and earthiness.
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, halved
  • ¼ cup EACH Italian parsley and basil, cut into ribbons
  • ¼ lb cooked chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 cups cooked penne
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss gently.
  3. Add your favorite Italian vinaigrette and toss again.
  4. Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
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