TOMATO BASIL PASTA SALAD
3 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
12 oz fusilli pasta (or your favorite short pasta)
1 cup basil leaves, cut into thin strips
Put first 8 ingredients in a bowl, toss. Let stand at room temp 30 min. or until tomatoes release their juices, tossing occasionally.
*Cook pasta as package directs. Drain and add to bowl with tomatoes, lightly toss. Let come to room temp. Add basil, toss, then serve.
MAKES 8 SERVINGS OF TOMATO BASIL PASTA SALAD…