Aaah, it has been far too long since I made this dish but I loved it so! I like the fact that the sauce needs no cooking, that you just throw the ingredients in a bowl & let the room temperature do its magic. Perfect with a piece of crusty bread & a glass of your favorite wine.
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2 lbs seeded diced plum tomatoes
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup pitted & chopped kalamata olives
1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
1/2 cup + 2 tblsp slivered fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tblsp lemon juice
1 lb linguine
8 oz fresh mozzarella cut into 1/2in cubes
Salt & Pepper
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, olives, yellow pepper, 1/2 cup basil, green onions, olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Stir & let stand at room temp for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Toss cooked pasta with mixture & add mozzarella. Garnish with basil & parmesan.
Have a great weekend everyone! I am entertaining tomorrow for Labor Day. On the menu will be bacon cheddar burger sliders on sweet Hawaiian rolls with horseradish mayo, artichoke dip, some chicken sausage with peppers & onions & some homemade sweet tea. I'll be spiking a little on the side for myself!