Pasta Mista

What you'll need:

1/2 pound mixed pasta {I used Azzurro Pasta Mista}
1 pint cherry tomatoes - halved
2 tablespoons fresh basil - roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf Italian Parsley - roughly chopped
1 green onion - sliced {green portion only}

1 clove garlic - minced fine
1/2 cup green or black olives - pitted
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Parmigiano Reggiano - grated, to garnish

What to do:

1. Place a large pot of generously salted water onto boil. Follow pasta directions and cook until al dente. Drain.

2. WHILE pasta is cooking, into a serving bowl large enough to accommodate pasta, add: tomatoes, herbs, onion, garlic, and olives. Pour olive oil over and stir to combine. Set aside to the let the flavors meld.

3. When pasta has cooked, add to serving bowl, toss to combine. Check for seasoning, adjust if necessary {keeping in mind that the Parmigiano will add salt}. Garnish with Parmigiano Reggiano.