Caprese Pasta Salad
3 large, finely chopped
6 oz, orecchiette or other small pasta
¼ cup(s), fresh, cut into thin strips
1 medium clove(s), minced
⅛ tsp, freshly ground
shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Place the tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Place in the sink; let drain about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to the package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain; keep warm.
- Combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic, oil, and pepper in a serving bowl; let stand about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Add the pasta and mozzarella; toss until the cheese softens. Yields about 1 cup per serving.