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Tomato Herb Pasta Salad


In May I posted a recipe called Grilled Chicken Salad with Herbed Tomato Vinaigrette which was absolutely fabulous. However, I’m not one to drown my salads, I just like to add a bit of flavor with my dressings, so I have plenty of leftover vinaigrette. So, I used it to make this wonderful pasta salad.

Since we were going up to our camper that weekend, I decided to take a box of pasta, the vinaigrette and some chopped ingredients with me. Once we got there I cooked the pasta and mixed it all together. Delicious!


Tomato Herb Pasta Salad
(measurements are not included because I just use a handful of this and that)
chopped green onion
diced radishes
chopped broccoli florets
diced cheese (some sort of soft white)
vinaigrette (recipe here)
1/2 – 3/4 lm cooked and drained mini Farfelle pasta
fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
Combine everything in a large bowl and mix well. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving, stirring twice while chilling to distribute flavors.

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18 Responses to Tomato Herb Pasta Salad

  1. 1
    Rachel says:

    I can't wait to try this–I enjoy finding new pasta salad ideas!!!

  2. 2
    Marie says:

    What a great looking salad! That dressing looks fabulous!

  3. 3
    Justin says:

    pasta salads like these make me think of summer… oh wait, it is summer. let me go make one now.

  4. 4
    Erin Orr says:

    This sounds great! David has a potluck at work next week, and he signed up for pasta salad…this might be what he takes!

  5. 5
    Tami says:

    This is perfect for a summer meal! Love the little bow tie pasta. Nice job of using leftovers, too!

  6. 6
    The Food Librarian says:

    I'm sooo making this for a summer get together! Looks delicious!

  7. 7
    Chow and Chatter says:

    great recipe and very healthy, I love packing pasta salads when traveling lol

  8. 8
    MaryBeth says:

    This is my favorite pasta shape to use, this sounds like a great dinner to have on a very warm night after working all day.

  9. 9
    Bunny says:

    I love the color of that vinegrette! The salad soiunds fantastic Amanda!

  10. 10
    Debbie says:

    Amanada that looks really great! Wonderful pasta salad!

  11. 11
    Michele says:

    I totally agree! I don't like dressing that overpowers everything else, especially mayo based salads. I only like a little mayo. This looks great!

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    Ingrid says:

    I'm the opposite. I like to drown mine in dressing.

    Your pasta salad looks terrific! My children and I love 'em.
    ~ingrid

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    Tiffiny Felix says:

    Horray! A new idea for pasta salad! And I love that you take real food camping…we love to camp, and I insist on having food that's not just junk (although to appease my children we do have some junk :) ) Thanks!

  14. 14
    tastyeatsathome says:

    Seems like everyone has a pasta salad out, but this one sounds good to me! (I'm not usually a big pasta salad person) Might have to change up my lunch routine a bit!

  15. 15
    Mary J says:

    This sounds like a good midnight snack recipe. Thanks

  16. 16
    Amanda says:

    You will love this if you try it Mary :)

  17. 17
    Trina says:

    This looks very good, but when I click on the vinaigrette link it doesn’t go there nor was I ever able to find it:<

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