Quick and easy pasta salad, best served hot. Combines the classic favors of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes with the added “zing” of the Kalamata olive to create a pasta dish suitable for a meal or a side.
6 oz bow tie pasta (or other small pasta) cooked
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
5 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
½ Cup grated parmesan
12 large kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1 Tbsp basil
Cook pasta according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, Heat olive oil and butter in pan on low until melted together. Add minced garlic and chopped green onions to the pan, cook on low heat until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
Quarter the tomatoes and stir into pan, add salt and pepper to taste. Cook a few minutes until tomatoes are heated through.
Add pasta to pan, stir to combine. Pit the olives, cut in half, add to pan.
Cut mozzarella into bite sized cubes.
Stir mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil into pan.
Cover pan, cook on low until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
Best served warm.
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