This summer pasta salad is perfect for picnics and last-minute dinners with friends. The basil and tomato make this dish fresh and light so serving it at room temp is perfect.
Extra virgin olive oil
Cook the penne pasta reducing the cooking time on the package by 1 1/2 to two minutes to cook the pasta al dente. Do not rinse the pasta.
Toss the pasta with a lot of fresh basil, cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half ( or any other ripe tomatoes). This can be made ahead.
Toss with olive oil and salt before serving.
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