Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta

Serves 6

 
 1 lb. whole-wheat penne pasta
 1½ lbs. grape tomatoes
 8-ounces fresh part skim mozzarella,cut into ¼-inch cubes
 1 tsp. minced garlic
 1 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
 ?cup olive oil
 ¼ tsp. salt
 
Cook pasta according to package directions; set aside. While pasta is cooking, in a large bowl combine tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic, and basil. Add olive oil and salt to tomato mixture; stir. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water; add pasta to tomato mixture and mix well. Serve hot as a side dish or cold as a pasta salad.
 
Per serving:  540 calories, 22 g fat, 19 g protein, 67 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 310 mg sodium