Bow ties with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella

Lynnda Cloutier


I love easy pasta salads, and this one, which comes from Entertaining with the Sopranos, fits the bill perfectly.

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four ripe medium tomatoes, preferably new jersey beef steaks, chopped
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
one garlic clove, finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 pound bow ties, farfalle
eight ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into small dice

Directions Step-By-Step

in a large pasta serving bowl, mix the tomatoes, basil, oil, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature up to two hours.
Bring at least 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pasta, stir well and cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until the pasta is al dente, tender yet firm to the bite.
Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Add the mozzarella and toss again. Serve at once. Serves 4 to 6.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads