Lara Katz: Dreaming Up Delicious


Keep It Simple Pasta Salad Recipe

A Pasta Salad That Pretty Much Makes Itself!

by: Lara Katz
easy pasta recipes

On those summer nights when you don’t feel like really cooking, try this pasta. It is easy and simple, and tastes delicious. Allowing the tomatoes to mix with the garlic, salt, basil and oil draws out its juices and creates the sauce. Mix it with cooked pasta and you are good to go! This pasta tastes great the next day too so don't throw out any leftovers.


1 tsp minced garlic
5 Roma tomatoes, chopped (do not de-seed)
1 340 g ball mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2“ pieces
1 tsp Kosher salt
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
½ cup olive oil
2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta (I like bow ties)

  Combine garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt, basil and oil together in a bowl, allow to sit for 20 minutes. Mix with cooked pasta.

Looking for more easy and nutritious pasta dishes?  Try Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese and Soy Baked Tofu with Broccoli, Edamame and Lo Mein.

Adapted from Bon Appetit July 2013