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Easy Pasta Salad Recipe with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil

Updated on January 18, 2015
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Great Pasta Salad Recipe

I make this salad almost every week with the confidence that I am feeding my family a healthy easy recipe they love. You can alter it however you want. Just use any vegetable or cheese in your fridge your family enjoys.

1. Boil one box whole wheat or vegetable pasta according to package directions.

2. Cut up tomatoes, fresh basil or dried if fresh is not available and black olives.

3. If you can find sundried tomatoes in olive oil, cut tomatoes into small bite size pieces.

4. If you can't find sundried tomatoes in oil cut up packaged tomatoes and add extra virgin olive oil to taste about 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Be sure to add some olive oil from tomatoes if available.

5. Add basil, tomatoes, olives, and olive oil if needed to pasta.

6. Add salt and pepper to taste, garlic, chives, and any other spices you like. Toss and chill.

Sometimes I will add cut up spinach leaves, cheese, fresh salad tomatoes and other condiments to taste. Enjoy. This salad will taste even better day 2 and 3!!!! You might like to sprinkle with roasted pine nuts or even almonds.

Carrots are A Strong Supplier of Vitamin C and A to our diet

You can use baby carrots or clean and cut your own.
You can use baby carrots or clean and cut your own.
Colorado children learn how to safely help cut healthy vegetable.
Colorado children learn how to safely help cut healthy vegetable. | Source

Healthy Pasta

Pasta salads are one of the easiest and great summer food. If you use whole wheat pasta you have an added health benefit. You can be very creative with your salad and if you are blessed with young children may want to add just a little butter and salt and you have a healthy starch for their meal.

it is also easy to make an entire meal from this recipe by adding cut up fish or chicken. Garbanzo beans are also a great addition that will add more protein.

Teaching Children to cook

It is important of children to learn responsibility and this is a great recipe for them to help mom with. These skills they can take with them into their adult life. They must be taught early to instill a strong since of responsibility.

There are many foods children can help with safely and this is just one they can start to learn cooking skill with.

Making Sun Dried Tomatoes At Home

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    Nancy McClintock 

    3 years ago from Southeast USA

    You are welcome. Thank you so much for your interest.

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    Nancy McClintock 

    3 years ago from Southeast USA

    You are welcome. Thank you so much for your interest.

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    Nancy McClintock 

    6 years ago from Southeast USA

    Thank you

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    Nadia Palermo 

    6 years ago

    thank you Nancy you really gave me a good feeling

  • nancynurse profile imageAUTHOR

    Nancy McClintock 

    6 years ago from Southeast USA

    HOpe you get a chance to enjoy Thank you for reading and responding.

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    Nancy McClintock 

    6 years ago from Southeast USA

    Thankyou My hubbie loves this one.

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    William Odell 

    6 years ago from Upstate South Carolina

    Nice...love a good pasta salad. Thank you nancy !!

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