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Holy Cow...I Can Cook?

I started this food blog New Years 2010 to force myself to get in the kitchen and teach myself how to cook. Well it has been a year, and it turns out, cooking isn't so hard after all. I kept the promise I made to myself and cooked healthy yummy meals for my family all year. Once I just got in there, read the recipes, and experimented I found cooking is yet another form of artistic expression. Just like with my art, I let go of the fear of failure and found a new passion.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Balsamic Dressing

I doubled this recipe to take to a BBQ. It is a fantastic summertime food, fresh and light, but full of flavor. I also get to use lots of fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden!

6 oz Bow Tie Pasta (Farfalle)

3 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
*I used 2 cups cherry and 1 cup chopped roma tomatoes since that is what I have in the garden right now*

1/3 cup fresh basil (thinly sliced)

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp shallots (finely chopped)

2 tsp capers

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

4 tsp olive oil

4oz feta cheese (crumbled)

1. Cook pasta. Drain. Combine pasta, tomatoes, and basil in large bowl.

2. While pasta cooks, combine vinegar, shallots, capers, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl stirring with a whisk. Gradually add olive oil to vinegar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle vinaigrette over pasta mixture; toss well to coat. Add cheese; toss to combine.

Serves 4

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