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Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tracy Gibbons
Added: Saturday, July 29, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. bowtie pasta
1/4 c. olive oil (or less)
1 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt (or less)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 c. chopped fresh, ripe tomatoes
8 oz. buffalo mozzarella cut into 1/4 in. cubes (about 1 cup)
6 sun-dried tomato halves packed in oil, drained, blotted dry and minced (about 1/4 cup)

Directions:
Directions:
Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water until al dente; drain and rinse. In a large bowl wisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, oregano and garlic. Add the fresh tomatoes and toss.

Add the cooled pasta, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes and toss together.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Sometimes I double the vinaigrette and use as a marinade for chicken breasts. Grill the chicken, dice and mix into the salad. Yum!

 

 

 

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