Sarah's Fabulous Summer Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

This evolved over many a warm summer night in Brisbane. I take it to parties and it's always gobbled up immediately!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pasta on to boil.
  2. Halve tomatoes.
  3. Place tomatoes in large bowl with all other remaining ingredients, stir well, cover and leave.
  4. When pasta is al dente, drain, and then add to tomato mixture.
  5. The warm pasta will semi-cook the basil and garlic, releasing its flavour.
  6. Serve immediately, with crusty Italian bread and a nice glass of red wine.
Most Helpful

Just doesn't get any easier and more tasty then this simple recipe. I added exra garlic, basil and tomatos. The only really different thing I did was grate fresh parmesan cheese and it was excellent. I put in fridge and served cold. Loved it.

Randi M. July 06, 2009

My sister in law makes this for family get-togethers and I had to have the recipe. It is really really good and super easy. I use small shell pasta and always double the tomatoes, basil and garlic. Travels well and good the next day. Two big thumbs up here. Thanks for posting.

Messy44 June 15, 2009

Great and easy - i picked ups ome great tom thumb tomatoes still on the vine and used them - the warm pasta softened the tomatoes and it was a great and very generous sized salad.

katew April 07, 2008