Caprese Italian Pasta Salad

This is our take on a classic caprese salad but amped up with bowtie pasta and Genova Tuna. This seems more like an antipasti salad and would pair so well with a nice glass of chilled white wine.

20 Minutes Total Time

2 Servings


  • 2 cups dried whole wheat bowtie or Farfalle pasta
  • ½ cup mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • ¼ cup diced red onions
  • 1 cup white cannellini beans
  • 5 oz can Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil
  • ½ juice of lemon
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a pot with boiling water, add a little bit of salt and a dash of olive oil to keep everything from sticking. Then add 2 cups of dried bowtie or Farfalle pasta. Cook it just until its al dente – about 7-8 minutes. Drain it and let it cool completely.
  2. In a bowl, add mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, chopped basil, diced red onions, white cannellini beans, the cooked pasta, and Genova Tuna. Mix well.
  3. Season with balsamic, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Give a good toss and enjoy.


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