Recipes: The Perfect Summer Salad

JoAnn from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, serves up the perfect summer salad. 

This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is a perfect summer side dish.  Loaded with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese and noodles this salad is a must make dish!

I cannot wait to try this! Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers. The layering in of salad elements is the perfect way to indulge in healthy ways this summer. 

Recipe below. 

xo - Janelle

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups cooked pasta
  • 5 tomatoes, chopped (I use vine ripened because they have the most flavour!)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped finely
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 - 4 tsp balsamic vinegar (to your taste)
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, chopped basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese.
  2. Let this mixture rest for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Then toss the tomato mixture with the cooked noodles.
  4. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  5. You can serve and enjoy this recipe right away, or let it rest for up to an hour before enjoying!