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Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad


Ingredients

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  • 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package of Barilla┬« rotini pasta
  • 1 cup of fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash tomatoes and lay out in 1 layer in a 13 x 9 pan.
  3. Mix together brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and minced garlic.
  4. Pour over the tomatoes and gently mix together.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until tomatoes all look mostly wrinkled.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 30-45 minutes.

Pasta Salad

  1. Prepare pasta according to instructions, drain with cool water. Refrigerate until ready to prepare salad.
  2. Wash and drain mozzarella pearls.
  3. Combine pasta salad, cooled roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and baby spinach.
  4. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette from the bottom of the tomato pan all over the salad.
  5. Mix together gently and serve immediately at room temperature.
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