How to Make Light Spring/Summer Pasta (Salad)

La Pasta Alla Checca (Romana)

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How to Make Light Spring/Summer Pasta (Salad) Recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Place arugula in large salad bowl

Place arugula in large salad bowl

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Break up pearls of mozzarella and add to arugula

Break up pearls of mozzarella and add to arugula

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Set aside

Set aside

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Peel garlic (though I prefer my smashing method, my husband prefers his garlic chopped)

Peel garlic (though I prefer my smashing method, my husband prefers his garlic chopped)

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Begin by slicing garlic thin

Begin by slicing garlic thin

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Then pass over again and chop it up

Then pass over again and chop it up

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Add oil to pan

Add oil to pan

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Halve tomatoes and set aside

Halve tomatoes and set aside

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Slice olives in rings

Slice olives in rings

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Add garlic to preheated olive oil and sautée lightly

Add garlic to preheated olive oil and sautée lightly

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Add tomatoes

Add tomatoes

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Sautée and let soften a bit

Sautée and let soften a bit

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Add olives to sauce mixture

Add olives to sauce mixture

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Sautée (my husband wanted to show off his skills)

Sautée (my husband wanted to show off his skills)

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Add a bit of tomato paste

Add a bit of tomato paste

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Sauce will look like this; feel free to add a third of a vegetable cube as shown in my other guides

Sauce will look like this; feel free to add a third of a vegetable cube as shown in my other guides

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After boiling pasta until al dente, add to sauce and mix in

After boiling pasta until al dente, add to sauce and mix in

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Mix in some parmesan

Mix in some parmesan

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Pour pasta mixture into salad bowl (you could alternatively pour salad mixture into pan to melt the mozzarella more; it all comes down to preference)

Pour pasta mixture into salad bowl (you could alternatively pour salad mixture into pan to melt the mozzarella more; it all comes down to preference)

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Mix together - your pasta is ready! Serve warm or chill gently and serve outdoors on a hot August day!

Mix together - your pasta is ready! Serve warm or chill gently and serve outdoors on a hot August day!

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La pasta alla checca! Or "la pasta della nonna" as we call it amongst family :)

La pasta alla checca! Or "la pasta della nonna" as we call it amongst family :)

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