Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tomato Basil Pasta

This is my mom's all time favorite pasta. With its nice light and zesty dressing and fresh basil accents it is the perfect side dish for any summer meal.


Ingredients:
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  • 1 C. Olive Oil
  • 1 T. Butter
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 C. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 t. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 t. Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 1 Box Campanelle Pasta 
  •  4 Medium Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
  • Fresh Basil
  • 1/3 C. (for pasta) + 1 C. (for chicken) Italian Dressing
  • 2 Chicken Breasts (butterflied then diced into 1 inch cubes)
Directions:
  1. Marinated diced chicken in 1 C. italian dressing for about an hour.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet and cook chicken then set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt & pepper.
  4.  Toss in cooked pasta and chicken.
  5. Add italian dressing and toss again
  6.  Tear and add tomatoes and cheese
  7.  Scatter with small basil leaves, and sprinkle with pepper.

inspired by: www.marthastewart.com

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