Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Peas

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Tasty and colorful celebration of summer's bounty with a homemade vinaigrette. A good way to use all those pear and cherry tomatoes from the garden or the farmer's market. This recipe will serve 10-12 for get togethers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta in large pot of salted water until al dente; drain and rinse to cool.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, water, salt, sugar, tarragon, garlic paste and pepper to taste; add the oil while whisking until it is emulsified.
  3. Add pasta, peas, tomatoes and basil; toss well.


Most Helpful

Lovely salad - very light and fresh-tasting. Tested this for my son's birthday party (making a 1/2 portion) and it got a thumbs up by everyone in the family, including the greenophobe (my son HATES anything green) who is having the birthday. I was tempted to use a second garlic clove but restrained myself and am glad I did so - another would have overwhelmed the delicate taste of the peas and tarragon. Oh, this looked very pretty too. Thanks sugarpea - this is on the menu again Sunday. :-)

evelyn/athens March 31, 2005

I just made this for a church potluck and thought it was really good. Unfortunately I didn't have tarragon so I used a little fennel. It still worked, but the tarragon would have been much better, I'm sure. Also I totally forgot to add the basil at the end. It was good without, but that would have made it even better and prettier too. Thank you for posting this!

KristiJoy October 10, 2011

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