Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Are you looking for a meal that is light in taste for those hot, heavy summer days? Then this is the meal for you and it is super easy...


Lemon Basil Resipe


1 pound of farfalle pasta (I use bowtie)
4 plum tomatoes, diced (I only used 3 for these pictures)
8 basil leaves, cut into chiffonade 
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 t salt
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way with water and place over high heat. Add plenty of salt and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook 8-10 minutes, until al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water to cool down. Put the pasta in a large bowl and add tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss well and garnish with basil leaves.

Enjoy-

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13 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

Sounds delicious and I have those same pasta bowls (wedding gift ... um... 13 years ago)

Ashley said...

Yummmmy!!! I love the new blog look too!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Right up my alley. YUM!

Lori E said...

I have a big bag of fresh basil in my fridge right now and just bought some lemons. Maybe this is just meant to be.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Yes... a basil recipe! I have tons in the garden that needs using. In fact, I have ALL the ingredients. This is going on my supper menu... thanks!

susan said...

This rcipe is a keeper! I almost always have these ingredients on hand. We use whole grain pasta and this will be a new way to "dress it up"!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I was just wondering what to make for dinner tonight. I'm making this! Perfect. Thanks!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That does sound like a meal that would hit the spot, and light is good in this heat. Thanks for sharing...

Happy Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maya@A Beach Lovers Place said...

I love salads..., and this one sounds so delicious!

darnold23 said...

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imjacobsmom said...

Perfect timing - I have tons of basil in the garden. Lemons in the fridge - I'm all set! ~ Robyn

Dakoota said...

Thanks for Sharing This Recipe!
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Amanda said...

Thanks for the great post! I have linked to your basil recipe in my basil post today :)
http://oldtips.blogspot.com/2009/08/friday-recipes-basil.html