A summer cold spaghetti salad with ripe tomatoes is ideal for a picnic too. Goes well with other kind of pasta shapes as short penne, or fusilli. Make it ahead of time and it tastes even greater! If you like simple things yet tasty, I pass you one of my loved pasta salads made of light and simple ingredients.
I don't like much exaggerated mixtures of pasta salads, those hyper seasoned I mean. So this recipe more than ever is my summer reference pasta salad. Just the scent of basil with the flavor of tomatoes and olives are some of the foods Italians love more than others.
They are many variety of tomatoes that makes a great pasta salad. To mention a few from which to chose from are Roma, grape, cherry, and red round tomatoes. These are the types I often use for my tomato based pasta salads.
Well with this kind of easy recipe begin by boiling the water and cooking spaghetti in a pasta pot.
Meanwhile wash, slice and dice the tomatoes, olives, and break up the basil leaves. Season with salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil.
Once the spaghetti are cooked drain, rinse under cold water and pour them into the pasta bowl. Now you can fridge for later or serve immediately.
Plate cold and serve with extra seasoning if you like.