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Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

Cook's Notes

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