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Tomato Basil Salad with Mozzarella

Salad Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 servings

Prep time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

  • Pasta Ingredients:
    • 3 - ounces uncooked dried angel hair pasta (capellini), broken into thirds
    • Dressing Ingredients:
    • 1/4 - cup olive or vegetable oil
    • 1/4 - cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
    • 2 - teaspoons sugar
    • 1 - teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
    • 1/8 - teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 - teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • Salad Ingredients:
    • 1/4 - cup chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
    • 4 - medium Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch
    • 4 - ounces (1 cup) Mozzarella Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
    • Leaf lettuce
    • Fresh basil leaves, if desired

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.

  1. Meanwhile, in a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Shake well.
  2. Just before serving, in a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, basil, tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Gently stir in dressing.
  3. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each individual serving plate or line large serving plate with lettuce.
  4. Arrange salad on plates. Garnish with additional basil leaves.

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