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Basil and Tomato Pasta Salad


This pasta salad is so simple, easy to assemble, and fresh. It is lite and easy to pack for lunches, or makes a great side. The best part, it is perfect for potlucks because it does not have mayo or miracle whip.

To make this pasta salad you will need…


1 pound of prepared pasta (I like using penne)
3 cups of diced cherry tomatoes (or any tomato cut into bite size pieces)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups of fresh torn or chopped basil (I leave mine in bigger chunks-about the size of a dime)
2 tablespoons of EVOO. I love using this infused variety but plain works just as well.
1 pinch of sea salt (not pictured)

Boil and cook pasta until Al dente, drain, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of EVOO, stir to coat the noodles. Let cool completely.


Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes and tear the basil. I also lightly salt the tomatoes.


Once the pasta is completely cooled, add basil, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.


Mix until combined.


Serve and enjoy!


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