|Rotini pasta||1 1/2 cups|
|Fresh basil||2 leaves|
|Fresh mozzarella balls||1/2 cup, small sized|
|Grape tomatoes||1/2 cup, halved|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||1 tablespoon|
|Ground black pepper||1/8 teaspoon|
|Granulated garlic||1/4 teaspoon|
10 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to cook, ready in 20 minutes
This Italian-style favorite includes traditional fresh basil and fresh mozzarella cheese, with the addition of rotini pasta and pesto. Perfect to serve hot or save for later as a cold lunch dish, this meal is zesty and delicious!
Step 1: Boil large pot of water (with added salt)
Step 2: Add rotini pasta, cook for approximately 8-10 minutes to desired firmness, recipe calls for el dente style pasta
Step 3: Add rotini to a mix of pesto, olive oil, salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper in a small or medium bowl
Step 4: Add in fresh mozzarella cheese balls, tomatoes, and basil
Step 5: Season with pepper and/or salt if desired
Step 8: Ready to serve or refrigerate until serve-time
This dish is really simple and puts a lovely spin on an Italian-classic.