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I didn't have tomatoes, but I used red pepper and it tasted really good! Next time I will have tomatoes on hand and will make this for certain. You can't go wrong!

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young_melinda July 11, 2010

Excellent recipe. I've done it twice now, and all the seasonings for the dressing are just right. There is nothing like the taste of fresh basil. I did, however, omit the cheese (I hate any type of cheese and added a little fresh oregano from my garden). The second time I made this for a party, but I switched out the tomatoes for red & orange bell peppers and everyone loved it. Good job with this.

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Travel-n-cook July 08, 2010

Just cooked this for dinner and whole family loved it, it's simple, fresh and flavorsome. Added a dash of Sambal Olek for a kick. Thanks for sharing

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97grad June 26, 2010

I had high hopes for this pasta salad, but thought it was just ok. I used whole wheat pasta which may have thrown the flavor off a bit. I used fresh basil from the garden and cherry tomatoes. I thought it was perhaps a little too oily for my tastes. I will try the leftovers again tomorrow and perhaps it may have gotten better.

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Kristy D. June 24, 2010

One of the best pasta salads I have ever had. This has a very fresh taste and last for days. I used my cherry tomatoes off the vine, but I cut them in half! Definitely will make this again.

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lauraram.z June 23, 2010

Soooooo good! I make this as much as I can when the tomatoes and basil are plentiful in my garden! Everyone who tries it loves it!! Will use this recipe for years to come.

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2monkeymommy June 08, 2010

My husband and I loved this salad. Very light and refreshing. We think it would be great on a hot summer day. I'm sure this will be a "go to" recipe because it was easy and delicious.

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sewrippley May 12, 2010

I can't believe i haven't rated this one, we make it frequently in summer. Love, love the summer flavors in this. I will very often just use 1/2 cup of light Italian dressing to keep it a bit healthier and I like to add red or green onion and sometimes black olive slices. I prefer a juicier tomato, so I don't use the Roma.

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Denise! April 20, 2010

This is awesome. I used everything as written plus added one cut up cucumber and instead of using parmesan cheese I used a fresh mozarella ball cut up into bite sized pieces. I used a 3/4oz size pkg of basil, also adding a dash of garlic salt as I thought it needed more salt. Instead of a pound of pasta, I just used the standard size package, 12oz which I thought was perfect for the amount of oil. VERY good but make sure you use the freshest ingredients! Perfect summer salad :)

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jdubb07 April 18, 2010

This was a great salad with excellent taste - just right for summer. My family loved it - thanks for the recipe!

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LaurelAnn September 18, 2009
Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad