MINTED PASTA SALAD
2 cups small pasta shapes, such as orzo, tiny shells or ziti
1/3 cup light olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions
until al dente; drain well.
Mix oil, vinegar, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper in a serving bowl.
Add pasta and toss gently. Serve warm or at room temperature.