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!

Was there ever a better foodie match than tomatoes with basil and garlic and cheese?  Now let’s add some noodles and you have a Bruschetta Pasta Salad.  Oh yes…think about that for a second.  You want to make it don’t you?  Picture yourself on a sunny summer deck, with a glass of wine (or sparkler) in hand…you’re sitting down to a delicious summer meal and this salad is on the menu.  Ahhhhh  


  • 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!

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