Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami

Tomatoes—both cherry and heirloom—are the star of the show in this pasta salad. This easy summer dinner includes salami for its rich savory flavor, but you can skip it or sub in white beans to make this dish vegetarian. Recipe adapted from Tomato Love by Joy Howard.

Caprese salad with salami
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 12 ounces whole-wheat casarecce or gemelli pasta

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 large heirloom tomato, chopped

  • 1 cup pearl-size or baby fresh mozzarella balls (about 6 ounces)

  • 3 ounces salami, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup sliced shallot

  • 2 cups baby arugula


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Rinse with cool water, drain and set aside.

  2. Whisk vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream until emulsified.

  3. Add cherry tomatoes, chopped tomato, mozzarella, salami, basil and shallot to the bowl; toss to coat. Add the pasta and arugula and toss again. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
22g Fat
44g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 2/3 cups
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 1576IU 32%
Vitamin C 15mg 17%
Vitamin D 5IU 1%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Vitamin K 37mcg 31%
Sodium 460mg 20%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 539mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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