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This simple pasta salad is sure to please! But if you're feeling adventurous, mix and match the ingredients to give this classic summer side your own signature flavor spin.
To make: Toss 1 lb. twist pasta, cooked (or pasta of choice); 3/4 to 1 cup Italian dressing; 2 to 4 cups chopped tomatoes; 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; 3 Tbs. chopped fresh basil and 2 tsp. minced garlic. Season to taste. Chill.
Pasta salad—216 ways
If desired, swap in a dressing variety and one (or more) of the stir-ins and flavor boosters below for all or some of the tomatoes and Parmesan.
blue cheese dressing
1/2 mayo & 1/2 dressing
cooked chicken or shrimp
feta or blue cheese