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Fresh Pasta Salad

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A delicious, healthy pasta salad that comes together quickly and brightens any plate.

35MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
Nicko's Kitchen
Welcome to Nicko's Kitchen! For the last 10 years we have been getting people into the kitchen to cook amazing meals and of course to have fun while doing it.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
6
Serves 6
1 box
Pasta Shells
feel free to use any pasta. I used tricolor pasta shells
1/3 cup
1 clove
Garlic , minced
1/4 cup
2
Fresh Mozzarella Pearls , sliced
2 cups
Cherry Tomatoes , halved
1/4 cup
Parmigiano-Reggiano , freshly grated
to taste
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with Salt (to taste) and cook Pasta Shells (1 box) for 1 minute under the required cooking time.
Step 2
Drain pasta and toss with Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) , then place on sheet tray to cool down.
Step 3
In a small skillet, saute Garlic (1 clove) in Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) until slightly yellow in color, then set aside to cool down.
Step 4
In a large bowl, combine Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups) , Fresh Chives (1/4 cup) , Fresh Mozzarella Pearls (2) , and Baby Arugula (2 cups) . Season with Salt (to taste) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 5
Toss with remaining Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) , garlic, pasta, and Lemon Juice (2 Tbsp) to combine. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/4 cup) toss again.
Step 6
Let salad rest for 30 minutes before serving.
Step 7
Serve and enjoy!

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