Garden Party Pasta Salad

Garden Party Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

8 oz. of your favorite pasta
4 large ripe tomatoes, diced
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup fresh chopped basil
1 clove garlic (optional)
¼ cup kalamata olives (optional)*
pine nuts (optional)*
salt and pepper to taste

Water for boiling pasta

cook pasta and while cooking

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic, mozzarella cheese,
kalamata olives, and olive oil.

Drain the pasta and add to the tomato mixture.

Toss gently, and garnish with fresh basil leaves and pine nuts.
Serves 6

*Kalamata olives are expensive and canned in a vinegar brine. Many people don’t
care for the flavor, however, you can add Canned Olives whole or sliced in half.

*Pine Nuts are also expensive and some are allergic to nuts omit them.

If you want to add some diced pepperoni, especially for kids… it becomes a
nice summer meal.

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