Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber Balsamic

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber


This Tomato Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar Pasta Salad is the last of my Easy Pasta Salad Recipes.  Summer went by so fast.  I will truly miss all the fresh juicy fruits and brightly colored fresh vegetables we picked from our local Peach Orchard.  They were perfect in all of my Easy Pasta Salad Recipes including this one.  It has a fresh vine ripe juicy tomato, a crisp cucumber, purple onion, spiral pasta, salt, pepper, basil, Balsamic Vinegar, and Olive Oil.  The ingredients are simple but fresh.  The salad gets even better as the flavors marinate together.  I normally make this salad using a loaf of French Bread instead of the pasta.  Since I have been on a pasta kick and my kids seem to enjoy all the pasta salads, I decided to add pasta instead of the French Bread.  I really enjoy both versions.  I will say that the pasta version is still great the next day or two which is not true with the French Bread version of this salad. If you like pasta salads, I have included at the bottom of this post a few pictures with links to some of my other pasta recipes on my blog.

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber

Ingredients for the Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber

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Cook the pasta according to the package. Drain the pasta and add it to a large bowl.

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber

Add the chopped fresh tomatoes, chopped cucumber, and the chopped purple onion.

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber

Coat everything well with 1/3 cup Olive Oil, 2  1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon Tomato Basil Ms. Dash or chopped fresh basil.

Tomato Cucumber Salad 

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber Balsamic

Easy Pasta Salad-Tomato Cucumber Balsamic

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes cut up in small bites
  • 1 cucumber also cut up into small bites
  • 1/2 of small purple or a Vidalia onion cut into small bites,
  • 8 fresh basil leaves chopped or 1 tablespoon Tomato Basil Ms. Dash
  • 12 ounces Spiral Pasta

Instructions

  1. The ratio for the oil and vinegar is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. You can adjust the vinegar and oil for your taste. I like using
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1/3 cup olive oil.
  3. Toss the salad to coat everything really well with the vinegar and oil.
  4. Marinate this salad about 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.
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Other Pasta Salads On My Blog You May Enjoy

Tomato Cucumber Bread Salad

Tomato Cucumber Bread Salad

Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad with bacon, tomatoes, zuchinni, and cheese.

Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad with bacon, tomatoes, zuchinni, and cheese.

Easy Southwestern Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy Southwestern Pasta Salad Recipe

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  • Tina Hubbard September 17, 2013, 10:11 PM

    I love pasta dishes! I don’t go a week without making one for my family. I can’t wait to try the tomato/cucumber salad.

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    • dianeroark September 18, 2013, 7:17 AM

      Tina,
      I made around 5 Pasta dishes this summer. My kids really loved them and I noticed they truly ate their vegetables better. This Tomato Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar was my oldest daughter’s favorite pasta salad. All of the pasta salads were delicious and everyone of us had a different favorite one.
      I am giving away a Gooseberry cookbook this Friday. You may want to register for it at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/09/09/gooseberry-cookbook-giveaway-oatmeal-cookies/
      I am excited about all the giveaways. I will have a Cuisinart 5-speed hand mixer giveaway starting this Friday.
      Blessings and visit again anytime!
      Diane Roark

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