Published: May 19, 2010 1:18 PM EDT

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Tomato


6 oz. broccoli florets, washed and drained

Bow Ties

6 oz. fresh cherry tomatoes cut in halves


cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1 clove fresh garlic


Bring 4 qt. water to boil (salt to taste)

Cook broccoli for 3 minutes, remove with slotted spoon and reserve to large serving bowl

In same pot with boiling water, cook pasta until tender

Strain and add to bowl with broccoli

Add remaining ingredients,

Toss gently and serve (chill first if you prefer)

Serves 4 to 6 people