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Tomato Basil Salad with Mozzarella
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3 ounces uncooked dried angel hair pasta (capellini), broken into thirds


1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves  

4 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch

4 ounces (1 cup) mozzarella cheese, cubed 1/2-inch

Leaf lettuce

Fresh basil leaves, if desired

 *Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all dressing ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well.

  3. STEP 3

    Just before serving, combine cooked pasta, basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese in bowl. Gently stir in dressing. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each individual serving plate or line large serving plate with lettuce. Arrange salad on plates. Garnish with additional basil leaves.

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