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Real Food For Families

Dish To Pass

on June 28, 2014

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We’re into the summer party season. If you’re lucky, every weekend there is a new opportunity to go hang out with friends and family on, in and at their various decks, pools and camps. The price of admission…a dish to pass. Here is a simple pasta salad to bring along, made with just a handful of fresh, summer ingredients. Make it in the morning and refrigerate it for a few hours. Pack your swim suit and your sunscreen and enjoy the party!

PASTA SALAD
~16 oz. box of spiral pasta
~about 4 tomatoes, diced
~fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
~several handfuls of fresh basil, chopped
~your favorite vinaigrette dressing to taste. We just stir together balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a 1:2 ratio with a little salt and pepper.

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Combine the pasta with the tomatoes, cheese and basil.
3. Add the dressing and mix it in, 1/4 cup at a time, until the taste is how you like it.

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An annual visit from these friends signals the start of the summertime fun!

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