Posted By: jglass 
Jul 31  # 1 of 4
Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad

1 lb rotini pasta
2 lbs plum tomatoes or roma tomatoes, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
fresh basil leaf, chopped,to taste (I use about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (fresh is best)

Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and basil.
Refrigerate 2 hours.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, and rinse under cold water; drain.
Mix pasta with tomato mixture until well-combined.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Serve with additional Parmesan, if desired.
 Posted By: chubbyalaskagriz 
Jul 31  # 2 of 4
y'know janie... I could live all danged summer long on a delicious pasata salad- every meal! This one looks delish!
 Posted By: jglass 
Aug 2  # 3 of 4
I made this today and it still needed a little something something.
I threw in some Italian dressing and it was yummy.
 Posted By: jglass 
Aug 2  # 4 of 4
I think these people wanna date me or something lol.
They keep picking my threads.