Cold Italian Bow Tie Salad

Cold Italian Salad

Pasta salad is one of those things that lends itself to variety.  I like this Italian pasta salad with mozzarella cheese but sometimes I switch it out for a sharp provolone and add some garlic for a high impact flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each drained)
  • 2 cups bow tie pasta
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ⅔ cup basil (chopped)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (Cubed)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked to crispy – chopped)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain, drizzle olive oil over the pasta, toss, and cool.
  • Mix in the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate until chilled.
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