Tomato and red pepper pasta salad

    30 min

    This sauce is easy to prepare and makes a great summer pasta meal. Ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic are key.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 12 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 20 fresh basil leaves, torn
    • 110ml (4 fl oz) olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 500g pasta of your choice

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the tomatoes, garlic, red pepper and basil. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well, and let stand for at least one hour at room temperature to meld the flavours.
    2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, and toss with sauce.

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    This is very good - an excellent summer meal. Fast, easy and fresh. A splash of white balsamic, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of red pepper flakes would take this over the top. I would also think that a healthy sprinkling of Parmesan would be wonderful.  -  10 Aug 2012


    I have been making this for years, using most of the ingredients for a Greek rustic salad [except cucumber], but chopped more finely. I like to sprinkle with some feta [or similar cheese] crumbled with a fork.  -  20 Aug 2012


    It was great, my daughter-in-law loved it, cooked it for my son too. I added black olives and served with garlic bread.  -  28 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)