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Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta Salad

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Category: Side Dishes, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups chopped chopped tomatoes
  • 4 small pieces fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 cup fresh pesto
  • 4-5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • a handful of fresh grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1 pound dried gluten-free or whole grain pasta


In a large serving bowl, toss together tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pesto, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinade for an hour or longer. When ready to serve, cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid. Toss hot pasta with tomato mixture, adding some pasta cooking liquid to loosen up sauce. Serve.

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