Simple Summer Pasta Salad


8 oz uncooked bow tie pasta *
2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 pkg (8 oz) fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 can (6 oz) tuna packed in water, drained**
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup Italian salad dress
black pepper

1. Cook pasta according to package directions: drain.
2. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, tuna, basil and garlic in large bowl; toss gently. Add pasta and salad dressing; toss lightly to coat. Season with pepper to taste. Refrigerate before serving.

* Any type of hardy pasta would work. I use rotini or penne
** If you are not a fan of tuna you can use chicken. You can find it over with the tuna or use leftover chicken from the night before.


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