1/2 c. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. red wine vinegar (white wine vinegar or white balsamic are acceptable substitutes)
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper
Mix all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well to combine.
In a large bowl, mix any or all of the following:
8 oz. pasta, cooked according to package directions (rainbow rotini or bow ties are good)
chopped red or green pepper
fresh mozzarella balls
olives... I like kalamata
sun dried tomatoes
This tastes better after the flavors have melded for a while........