Check out what I made for dinner last night!
This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. The flavors are so simple and the whole thing is pretty easy to make too.
I love the colors...they are so fresh looking! (Sorry my bowl looks a little messy in this pic.)
I usually make this in the summer, because it is fun to use ingredients fresh from the garden. But I-have-been-craving-this-NOW! So of course, it had to be made.
I originally found this recipe in Giada De Laurentiis's book: Giada's Family Dinners. Ya gotta love this girl...she makes the.best.looking stuff!
Here's the recipe for ya'll if you want to give it a shot:
1 1/2 C. ditalini pasta
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 plum tomatoes (I use Roma tomatoes), cored and chopped
8 oz. fresh mozarella cheese, cut into 1/2 in. cubes
8 large fresh basil leaves, coarsley chopped
1 can of sliced olives
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the ditalini and cook, stirring often to prevent the pasta from sticking together, until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 min. Drain.
While waiting for pasta, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 min. Add the tomatoes and saute just until heated through, about 2 min. Add the cooked pasta. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the cheese and basil, and toss to coat. Season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
This is SO DANG GOOD!
I love to serve it with a tossed salad or fresh cut fruit and garlic bread, of course.
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