Tomato, Basil, and Caper Bow Tie Pasta

"I love this because 2 whole cups is a serving. What a great way to watch your weight. 315 calories is a serving."
photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope
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  • Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Sprinkle vinegar over each serving, if desired.

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  1. Bob Crouch
    Excellent! Prepared this for a hot summer night dinner with grilled shrimp on the side. Agree with previous review regarding brightening with a little additional oil and vinegar before serving. Nice blend of flavors. This will be a standard.
  2. Abby Girl
    Loved this salad! I had to refresh it with some olive oil and a little bit of vinegar before serving this as part of a buffet. Loved the nice clean taste of the basil to the saltiness of the capers and olives. I used shell pasta that trapped the olives and capers so nicely. I will do this one again!!! Thanks for sharing
  3. RedVinoGirl
    YUM!!!! Very good, very easy. Used this as a side dish and was wonderful. My kids and I even liked it cold the next day! Increased the garlic and quartered roma's rather than cherry tomatoes. Definite repeat. Nice and light!
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Fresh and yummy! I did not have fresh basil so I used some fresh oregano and a little dried basil. Loved the extra vinegar that I garnished the dish with. Gave it that zing that is so often missing in 'diet' foods!


I am the mother of two beautiful boys. I love to bake and cook which has helped me to become very overweight. I have lost 50 pounds this past year and have been learning to cook "lighter". We still enjoy many of the same dishes we used to. However, I have learned portion control and how to make suttle changes to my recipes that don't affect the flavor.
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