27 Reviews

Delightful! Fresh and light. Could be served as a light summertime meal or as a side dish. Would be great served at cookout this summer! Thank you for a wonderful recipe, Karen!

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Bev June 30, 2002

Delish! Everyone loved it! I think I would like to try adding some artichokes next time.

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Fronie June 28, 2009

This recipe was a hit at the BBQ I attended this weekend. I loved how easy it was, and the flavor was great. I was told that this was what I was "allowed" to bring to the next BBQ. I shaved, then roughly chopped, the carrots instead of slicing them just because I think they're easier to eat that way. I also used a bit more cheese and pepper than called for. I used regualr balsamic vinegar this time around, but next time I make it, I'm going to try white balsamic so the dressing won't look quite so dark. Thanks Karen, for a great summertime recipe!

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Mommy2two April 27, 2009

I added freah mozzarella to this and omitted carrots which I replaced with whole black OLIVES. Yummy! Definately to make again!

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Shabby Sign Shoppe July 01, 2008

I made a few changes but kept the basics. I also added some fresh baby spinach, sauteed zucchini, leeks and some white beans

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iamteal June 13, 2008

I made this as a take to work lunch for me and my husband. We both loved it and thought the dressing was tasty. We both loved the flavor of the fresh basil, too. I ate mine along with a green salad. This salad is a good idea for a light lunch. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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ratherbeswimmin' January 19, 2004

Love this salad. Made as a side to Greek Grilled Chicken and taste tested before dinner tonight :) Truly enjoy the sweet earthy basil pared with the Balsamic and Parm, fantastic! I used a whole grain tortellini, and it was delicious.

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MaMere July 24, 2012

I enjoy this recipe. Simple to make and with lots of flavours (I do sometimes add olives but because I love olives with most things). Cooking for one , it's great to have a dish like this that can sit in the fridge and provide munchies for a couple of days.

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trishdavies July 01, 2010

Really needs the fresh basil for this recipe. I used dried and was disappointed. I don't think it needs the carrot except for color - maybe tomato??

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DebS #2 June 09, 2010

Very tasty. It made a lot, but that just meant that there were leftovers for a few lunches. Thanks for the post.

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SaffronMeSilly September 03, 2009
Fresh Basil Tortellini Salad