By Manda on July 07, 2002
Photo by Velouria
Photo by Velouria
"I got the basis for this recipe from my cousin's wife, who absolutely adores the taste of fresh basil! This is a great, simple summer pasta salad, with a nice light blend of flavors. FRESH basil is a must on this one!! This salad is great alongside BBQ chicken. Easy, and yummy!! Prep. time includes marinating time."
Serving Size: 1 (189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Manda, as I sit here eating this delicious pasta salad I will tell you that this recipe is excellent! So very easy to make and so very full of flavor! I do love a good pasta salad and this is one of the best, most refreshing ones I have tried. This would be great for a picnic, summertime supper or even as a quick lunch the next day! Could very easily be packed into a lunch to take along. Thank you for submitting this wonderful recipe, Manda! I will definitely be making this one again!"
"I have made this pasta salad about 5 times now and think it is absolutely wonderful. It is very easy to make and quite delicious. I like using flavored oils such as garlic or hot peppers. I also add a couple more tablespoons of oil. To spice it up a bit I like to finely mince a jalapeno and add it in too. "
"Delicious. I left the Parmesan cheese out so people could add or omit and everyone loved it, even my toddler wanted more. Thanks so much for a great recipe."
"This recipe is outstanding! Perfect for summer time because it's so light and fresh. I added some sauteed, cubed zucchini and used garlic powder because I was out of fresh. Still wonderful!"
"This salad is very fresh-tasting. Great way to use juicy summer tomatoes. I added a splash of red wine vinegar because I felt it needed it and a bit more parmesan, but other than that I followed the recipe. Next time I go on a picnic, I will be taking this salad. Thanks for the recipe."
"Made half a recipe but used cherub tomatoes. This was simple but so good, the marinating really helps. I served with a grilled Italian stuffed burger."
"Fun and was easy to make. Very fresh and delicious tasting! :3"
"I really like the idea of this, but I think the proportions need to be altered slightly to get more of that wonderful flavor -- either less pasta or more of everything else! I *will* make it again, however, with those adjustments."
"Great recipe. When I re-read the ingredients prior to rating this recipe, I realized that I omitted the parmesan ... but it was great without it. Love the freshness of the tomatoes and basil. This is a great summer salad."
"I really wanted to like this pasta salad, but there was way too much garlic and it wasn't "saucy" enough. Next time I'll cut the garlic, use juicer tomatoes, and more olive oil."
"Made for an Aussie Christmas lunch (It's hot over here!). Lovely simple recipe to make with fresh flavours that could easily be built upon. Thanks Manda."
"Great recipe for using my tomatoes and basil from the garden. I added a splash of Tuscan House Italian dressing to punch up the flavor."
"This was fantastic. I made this for the 4th of July and everyone loved it! I will definitely be making this again. :)"
"WOW! This is a great pasta salad. So simple. I'm so surprised because it has so few ingredients, I really didn't expect much, but it is super yummy! I'll make this often, thanks for sharing."
"I served this salad for a dinner on Labor Day and it was great...I had tons of cherry tomaotes and basil in my garden and this was a perfect recipe...so simple but yet tasted like you slaved all day..."
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."