Classic Italian appetizer meets classic American cookout side! Bruschetta Pasta Salad has the rich tomato, herbaceous flavors, and sharp parmesan of its namesake app, with a little tang from balsamic vinegar to help bring out the bold flavors. Instead of crunchy bread, tender pasta helps carry those tastes to your eager tastebuds! This Bruschetta Pasta Salad adds a little more refreshment to the summer barbeque menu!

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Ingredients

  • 5 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups pasta of your choice, cooked
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
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Directions

Step 1 –In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, the green onions, the red onions, the garlic, the basil, the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, and the parmesan cheese.

Step 2 –Let the tomato mixture rest until the flavors meld together, about 15 minutes.

Step 3 –Toss the tomato mixture with the cooked noodles.

Step 4 –Season the pasta mixture with the salt and the pepper.

Step 5 –Serve.