Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad


  • 3 lg. ripe tomatoes, chopped coarsely about 1 1/2 lb. – 3 1/2 cups
  • 1/3 c. chopped red onion
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 12 oz. Fusilli pasta or your favorite pasta
  • 1 c. fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips


Put tomatoes, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a large bowl; toss. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes or until tomatoes release their juices. Toss occasionally. Cook pasta as package directs. Drain and add to bowl with tomatoes; lightly toss. Let come to room temperature. Add basil; toss. Serve or refrigerate up to 1 day. Yield: 8 servings.