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Ziti with Fresh Tomato-Olive Sauce

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Ziti or mostaccioli pasta
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 tb Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tb Garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c Thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Or 2 Tbs dried
  • 1/2 c Pitted kalamata olives
  • Or
  • 4 oz Cn sliced & pitted black
  • Olives, drained
  • 1 ts Drained capers, optional
  • 1/2 ts Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 lg Tomatoes, halved crosswise
  • 4 oz Crumbled feta cheese
  • Or
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese Optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Prepare sauce at least 2 hour before serving to allow it to marinate. In a
large serving bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, olives, capers
and red pepper flakes. Place a strainer over the serving bowl; squeeze the
juice from the tomato halves into strainer. (Push on seeds with back of a
wooden spoon to extract tomato liquid.) Discard the seeds. Coarsely chop
tomatoes and add to olive mixture. Salt & pepper to taste ; toss well.

Cook pasta per package directions. Drain pasta and add to the bowl while
still hot; toss well. Sprinkle with feta cheese toss well to mix. If
desired additional parmesan or feta can be served at the table as a
topping. Goes well with slice of crusty style bread.

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