Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

  • flowerpot916 Posted: 08/16/09
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    This is the perfect quick and delicious summer recipe! Fresh tomatoes and basil ... yum! Could not find any pitted nicoise olives so I substituted with pitted kalamata olives. Delicious!

  • KitchenCat Posted: 10/09/10
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    I thought this was great. It would be perfect to take to a summer party. I added canned tuna to the leftovers to make it more of a meal. Delicious.

  • Gibby007 Posted: 10/31/10
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    This was fantastic. I made it for special dinner guests and they loved it as did my husband. I made as directed except substituted kalamata olives since I couldn't find nicoise olives - and used about half the amount of salt called for. I don't care for kalamata olives but I still thought this was great. I mixed everything but the pasta together several hours ahead of time and kept it out at room temperature. After I drained the pasta I put it back into the pot with the tomato mixture and kept it warm on low while I got everything else ready. I splashed a little red wine vinegar on top of the pasta in the serving bowl since the meal was served family style, not plated. I served this with cedar plank grilled salmon and steamed broccoli. Leftovers were great too! This will be on my regular list of favorites.

  • cookingp73 Posted: 08/19/10
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    Nice, easy summer dinner dish! Used fresh tomatoes from the garden, left out the capers, and added feta cheese. The whole family enjoyed it. We'll be making this one again.

  • meghanm Posted: 06/20/11
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    Simple & delicious! Only proposed change: reduce red pepper to 1/4 tsp next time.

  • pandoras1 Posted: 08/16/11
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    Add mozzarella and feta cheese as well as kalamata olives. Remove the capers, and add balsamic vinaigrette.It's Amazing!!!

  • heidimotsch Posted: 08/16/11
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    I've been making this dish for years, especially in the summer. It is fabulous and we never get tired of it. I always use Kalamatas and leave out the red wine vinegar. It's delicious, easy and quick to make.

  • robinarroyave Posted: 01/16/12
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    Great recipe, vegan or otherwise. Definitely a keeper!

  • Michell Posted: 02/12/12
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    Loved this salad! Very easy and delicious. The only thing I changed was to add a little feta cheese and also a few extra capers because I like them. Can't wait to have some of the leftover for my lunch tomorrow.

  • shakerhtscook Posted: 03/27/12
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    Loved it - so did my husband who is usually very critical. So easy to make & would be wonderful to serve at summer dinner party. Only change was to substitute kalamata olives.

  • CarlaCooker Posted: 01/16/14
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    Great dish. Simple, quick and tasty. I left out the capers and used regular pitted olives. I used only 1/2 teaspoon salt. I used the full amount of pepper but it was too spicy. Next time I will only use 1/4 teaspoon of each pepper. Totally left out the vinegar, it didn't need it. When I served the salad I sprinkled some feta cheese on it. I will definitely make this dish again. It is a keeper!

  • daneanp Posted: 06/28/13
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    Great vegan dish. I used whole wheat pasta.

  • SchuylerV30 Posted: 06/16/14
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    This salad is REALLY good and really simple to make. I have made it four times in the last month. Even my 7 yr old loves it. The only change I made was to use 1/4 tsp of red pepper because he thought it was a little "spicy." My husband added feta cheese.

  • Helmro Posted: 07/05/14
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    Delicious! I used Kalamata olives, since that is what I had on hand and eased up on the red pepper. I also added some fresh corn to the salad which gave it some sweetness. I will definitely make this again.

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