A zesty little pasta salad to brighten up your day!
Really don’t want to give myself toooooooooo much credit here, but I TOTALLY KILLED THIS ONE. Heaven on a plate.
Fresh cherry heirloom tomatoes getting all amongst the basil + penne? I don’t even need to sell this one. Nothing about that combination could possibly be wrong.
So let’s just get down to it.
- 3 parts EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- 2 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Finely ground sea salt
- Coarse ground pepper
- Garlic powder
- Cooked penne (al dante)
- Red + yellow heirloom cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil chopped (or not, if you’re bad like that ?)
- Thinly sliced purple onion
- More salt + pepper to taste!
And here’s how we do it folks.
Step 1: Make your dressing. Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. I like to go wild with the garlic (because flavour,) so I use a VERY generous pinch of garlic in my dressing. Living on the wild side, I’m aware. ?
Step 2: Throw all your salad ingredients in a bowl, and lightly toss and add one last dash of salt and pepper.
This should take you no more than 20 minutes in total to make, and probably under 3 minutes to consume. If you eat like me, that is. AKA like a rabid dog. (Wish I was kidding.) ?
My Lemon Basil Penne Salad is perrrrfect for a summer lunch or BBQ.
Try it out and let me know how it goes!