Monday

Summer Salad Recipe

I think you'll enjoy this easy and delicious summer salad. Take advantage of the fresh produce avaulable and the fresh herbs too. I grow basil in my window all year round, But fresh tomatoes are absolutely one of the true gems of summer.
Tomato Basil Salad
What You need

3 ½ large ripe tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lb)( coarsely chopped)
1/3 cup red onion ( chopped)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp garlic(minced)
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
12 oz fusilli pasta (or your favorite pasta)
1 cup fresh basil leaves( cut into thin strips)
Large bowl

Lets Make It! Put tomatoes, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a large bowl and toss. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes or until tomatoes release their juices, tossing occasionally. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to bowl with tomatoes; lightly toss. Let come to room temperature. Add basil; toss. Refrigerate .Serve cooled.

15 comments:

Terra said...

Hi Katie, I like each and every one of these ingredients and the salad will be very tasty I agree.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Making me hungry, Katie!

Createology said...

Perfect salad for these hot summer days. Thank you for sharing. Happy eating...

Vicki Rocho said...

This looks fabulous! I'm going to email it to myself right now so I can't lose it!

Mumsy said...

The salad sounds yummy. Would be great for summer. Hugs

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Another wonderful way to use lots of yummy tomatoes!!!

YUM!!!

:) Laura

Lin said...

Yum!! Can you make it for me??? ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds delicious - can't wait to give it a shot!

Britta said...

Hi Katie, this I should have found earlier - we had a heatwave in Hamburg till 2 days ago - but the weatherforecast is good, so I'll give it a try on Saturday. On my new blog "You are witty and pretty" I will bring a few mouthwatering recipes, too - I'm still working at the content-outfit. Like to see you there! Britta

Karen said...

Yum! Sounds delicious....

Sheila Deeth said...

So hard to do the gluten free pasta right, but it sounds worth a try.

Chatty Crone said...

That looks delish! Thanks. Sandie

Aries said...

This looks easy and yummy. Will try it soon.

bellini valli said...

This is a refreshing salad Katie and just screams summer with garden fresh ingredients.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Oh, that l@@ks YUMMY! Perfect for this HOT weather!

Blessings~
Laura