Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Parmesan

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, April 4, 2011

Here’s a simple (only 4 ingredients!) pasta salad to start the week.  It’s one of my faves.  I love making it on a Monday so I can snack on it and have it for lunch the rest of the week.  It keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and I like it both cold and warmed up a bit too.  Lately I’ve preferred it a little on the warm side, maybe 25 seconds or so in the microwave for one serving, but in the middle of summer, it’s a great cold pasta salad.  Perfect for picnics and cookouts and the like.  And if it were garden season here (it’s not…boo) there would be plenty of basil in there too.  Yummity yum yum.

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Parmesan

recipe from my mom
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 20 Minutes.
  • Makes: 12 Servings
  • 1 pound miniature bowtie pasta
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 packet Italian Seasonings salad dressing dry mix
  • 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, if available
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • After pasta has been drained, let cool slightly, then transfer to a large bowl and add tomatoes, cheese and Italian Seasonings mix. Toss well to combine. If desired, garnish with basil before serving. Can be served warm, cold or at room temperature.

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