Garden Party Pasta Salad
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    Garden Party Pasta Salad


    Recipe Description
    Tomatoes, Basil, and Mozzarella can make any day feel like a summer holiday!

    You can also add diced pepperoni, a hit with the kids.
    Preparation Steps:
    Boil the pasta until al dente.
    Level of Difficulty:Time Needed:
    Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: about 10 minutes
    Ingredients:
    8 oz. of your children’s 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) I used black olives
    pine nuts (optional)
    salt and pepper to taste

    Water for boiling pasta
    Serves:
    Makes 6 servings
    Directions:
    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.
    Last edited by brook; 12-20-2008 at 12:07 AM.

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    This sounds delicious. I am going to get the ingredients (need the olives) and make it soon

    Thanks!

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    a little chopped pepperoni creates a whole different flavor... the kids liked it.

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