Recipe by MARBALET
"Garden fresh basil and summer sweet cherry tomatoes make this pasta salad a warm season favorite. Takes only a few minutes to put together, a quick summertime meal."
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1 (12 ounce) package
green onions, chopped
quartered cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
mozzarella cheese, diced
grated Parmesan cheese
black olives, halved
Very good but I served it cold. A salad to me is cold. It had a very good taste.
This recipe was bland as written but I made a few modifications based on reviews: I sauteed 3 garlic cloves, used drained diced tomatoes, added some oregano, basil and pepper. I let that simmer for a few minutes and then added spinach. I tossed the pasta with the tomatoes/spinach mixture and then I added fresh mozzarella. After I tasted it, it was still to bland for me so I tossed the batch with a balsamic vinagrette and it was very tasty.
This is good, but a little bland as is, although I don't like olives so I leave them out. We like it better as a cold pasta salad after the flavors meld more. As others, I added more garlic. I also added some red wine vinegar (approx. 2 T), more tomatoes, and some uncooked green onions, now it has become a favorite.
I served this at a party and eventhough I doubled the recipe we still ran out fast! I substituted bowtie pasta, and lots of marinated mozzarella. I also used extra garlic and salt to taste. I forgot the parmesan but it was still great. My whole neighborhood wants the recipe.
I definetly listened to previous comments and I'm really glad I did cause it turned out great! I split the recipe in half. Added 4 times as many olives as the original, used 2 garlic cloves, cut some small bell pepper wedges and sauteed them with the onion and garlic. I also added about a 1/2 cup of kraft italian dressing and 2 T of vinegar. Plus extra pepper and salt, and garlic salt. I didn't heat up the ingredients though, but kept it as a cold salad and let it sit in the refridgerator for 2 hours before serving. Magnificent! (I could see how this could be a warm salad, but only if the cheese was heated just to soft - not melted.) A great summer pasta salad.
I thought Holly could have been more thorough in the instructions. Dont know if the mozzarella was supposed to be melted or in chunks. Overall taste was a bit bland, next time I would use a lighter pasta, maybe bow ties, add more garlic and scallions and be sure not to melt the mozzarella. Needs a few improvements but overall preet good.
This was so good, my family loved it. Just like other reviews, I changed the recipe a little bit. Instead of using fresh tomatoes, I used two cans of diced tomatoes and no olives and added extra cheese, didn't use mozzarella, and added some fried tofu.
Great standard penne, tomato, and mozzerella recipe. I doubled the garlic and added oregano and that may have helped avoid the bland warning.;) I also added chicken breast chunks.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Penne, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 155
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