Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad

"This is an easy but tasty recipe for summer. It's great for those ripe tomatoes you have in your garden."
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  • Put tomatoes, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a large bowl; toss.
  • Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes or until tomatoes release their juices, tossing occasionally.
  • Cook pasta as package directs.
  • Drain and add to bowl with tomatoes; lightly toss.
  • Let come to room temperature.
  • Add basil; toss.
  • Serve or refrigerate up to 1 day.

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  1. MarraMamba
    What a wonderful recipe for a hot afternoon. Good strong flavors, simple dressing, fresh can you go wrong?
  2. Shuzbud
    This is easily worth 5 stars. The flavours are full but not heavy- the tomato and basil blends beautifully with the vinaigrette. Already planning to make it again! I did make one change- I left out the red onion as I find the flavour too strong. Thanks for a recipe I'll make over and over!
  3. Enjolinfam
    I loved this fresh tasting pasta salad! I omitted the onions for DH and used colored pasta shells. It was absolutely delicious! Thanks!
  4. LifeIsGood
    This is a delicious pasta salad. It is simple and I appreciate how the star ingredients are able to shine through. Incidentally, this is a wonderful use for those garden tomatoes and basil. The dressing is simple and pure- tasting. I really love the hint of oregano. ~Made for the Aussie/NZ September Swap~
  5. chelsiewow
    Lovely, easy recipe - great for a hot summer's day.


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