Bow ties with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

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


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Ingredients

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

1
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.
2
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.
3
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