Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil Recipe
Make use of garden fresh tomatoes and basil with this Mediterranean-inspired pasta dish. Serve warm with a crisp side salad and garlic bread or chill and enjoy at an afternoon picnic.
4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients

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4 cups hot cooked bow tie pasta
4 cups halved cherry tomatoes (about 2 pints)
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped pitted niçoise olives
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
Red wine vinegar (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Sprinkle vinegar over each serving, if desired.

Created date

August 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 315
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 9.1 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 5.9 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 8.8 g
Carbohydrate 50.7 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 641 mg
Calcium 35 mg