Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

A cold pasta salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day here in Texas.

Ingredients:

Whole wheat pasta, cooked

Grape tomatoes, halved

Basil, fresh

Green pepper, chopped

Parmesan cheese

Olive oil

Lemon juice

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

Serve cold.

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

 

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