Pasta and simple ingredients inspired by Caprese Salad make a drizzle of balsamic vinegar taste like a gourmet condiment, which it is. And it also nutritious. It ages in wooden barrels where it ferments for years and sometimes decades to develop a distinctive flavor. But that fermentation process means that balsamic vinegar is full of gut healthy probiotics. Just one more of those foods that are full of flavor and nutrients.
1 lb. penne pasta
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup broccoli pieces
1 bunch basil, cut into strips
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, saute garlic in oil for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar. Cook until slightly thickened about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broccoli to pasta the last minute of cooking so it turns bright green. Drain pasta. Add sauce and stir in basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cheese.
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