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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Basil Summer Salad

I saw a simple but delightful recipe on Mothering with Creativity and it made my mouth water.  I decided to make her recipe with my own twist . . . something you can do too.  It's Basil Summer Salad.









The key to this salad is BASIL.  Fresh basil.  Go get some.







Basil Summer Salad
2-3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1 can of black olives, sliced in half
1 cup fresh basil leaves (you can chop them if you want)
2-3 TB Parmesan cheese
2 TB olive oil
1 TB apple cider vinegar, if desired
garlic to taste (powder or minced is fine)
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups of pasta noodled, cooked and drained






 Chop tomatoes, cukes, and olives.  Add LOTS of basil leaves, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper.  Make sure it's all well coated.  I think this would make even a great salad on it's own like this.  Just add a little more vinegar.






Then stir in some pasta noodles of your choice.  These are No Yolk Noodles.






 I also add some mozzarella cheese chunks.  I put them in right before serving so they don't get soggy.  This night I actually used cheese sticks (cuz that's all I had).  Still good.






Make sure it's all mixed in well.






LOVE IT!


11 comments:

  1. pinning this, it looks perfect for me for summer meals, even if I'm the only one who will eat it.

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    1. Haha! Maybe if you chop the basil leaves really small! Lol! Good luck!

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  2. This looks wonderful! I love basil, and I cannot wait to try this out!

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  3. I'm always looking for recipes to make that have basil in them. I planted my own this summer and am really excited about it. This looks like it would be a great potluck recipe. I will give it a try real soon.

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  4. Yum, I just love pasta recipes that are so light and fresh and this one certainly ticks the box. Looks delicious :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning. Hope we see you again next week :-)

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  5. 2 years later and I still come to your blog to get this recipe! LOVE THIS!!! -Rachel Graham

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    1. Haha! Thanks Rachel!! I totally appreciate your support. Miss you!

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