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.
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)
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.
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