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Basil and Tomato Pasta Salad

  • 30 m
  • 2 h 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“This Italian-inspired side salad recipe is delicious served with grilled meats or chicken at a cookout.”

Ingredients

    • 1 pound dried gemelli
    • 1 pound red and/or yellow tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
    • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
    • ½ cup quartered pitted kalamata or ripe olives
    • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water until cool. Drain again.
  • 2 In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, olives, basil, oregano, capers, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add olive oil; toss gently to mix. Cover with foil and chill for 2 to 4 hours.
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