A cold pasta salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day here in Texas.
Whole wheat pasta, cooked
Grape tomatoes, halved
Green pepper, chopped
Cook the pasta then rinse it in cold water to stop the cooking process.
Chop the green pepper.
Halve the grape tomatoes
Finely chop the basil. Keeping a few leaves whole for garnish.
Mix with the cooled pasta.
Toss with some olive oil and lemon juice. You want it to be coated, but not drenched.
Add Parmesan cheese