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Summer Pasta Salad

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Summer pasta salad is a vegetable pasta salad. Prepared with small shell pastas, the summer pasta salad is tossed with olive oil and minced basil for a fresh flavor. Served for lunch or brunch, it is a great addition to meals.
Ingredients
  Tiny pasta shells/Elbow macaroni/ditalini 4 Ounce
  Olive oil 4 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh basil/Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Red onion 1 Small, chopped fine
  Cucumber 1 Medium, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  Ripe tomato 1 Large, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Directions

In a large saucepan, cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt.
Drain, rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking, and drain again.
Transfer the pasta to a large bowl; add the olive oil, basil, and pepper, and toss well to mix.
Add the onion, cucumber, and tomato, and toss well again.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Interest: 
Summer, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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