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Springtime in a Bowl Pasta Salad With Cherry Tomatoes

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This pasta salad is my favorite to make once the weather starts getting nice! With just a few ingredients, this recipe is simple, delicious and cost effective. Perfect to bring to a pot-luck!  Easily doubled or tripled!
4 servings


1 lb. orecchiette (some people call this type of pasta “shells”)
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 – 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (depending on the flavor you like)
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
clove garlic, minced
1 pint. cherry tomatoes, halved
Fresh basil, torn, for garnish


Cook pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Drain, then set aside.

Wisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a serving bowl.

Season oil and vinegar mixture with salt and pepper.

Add pasta, garlic and tomatoes to dressing and toss.

Garnish with fresh basil.

Serve and enjoy!

TIP – This recipe is fun with bowtie pasta too!

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