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Old February 13, 2006   #5
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Our Favorite Pasta Salad


Cook to al dente 2 cups of pasta twists (Rigatoni type). Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a large bowl, combine:

5-6 large heirloom tomatoes, in bite sized cubes
2 sweet bell peppers, bite sized pieces
20 leaves of fresh basil, torn into small pieces
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil

Let sit for 30 min, then add pasta and combine well.

just before serving, cube some fresh mozarella cheese and sprinkle over servings of the pasta salad. Finish it off with a generous covering of fresh grated Parmesan Reggiano.

This also works great with a mix of large tomatoes and Sungolds and Mexico Midgets!
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