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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​
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​
Makes 6 servings​
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.​

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

Thanks! :chef2:
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