Tomato Spiral Toss
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
I love the meld of flavors in this recipe; however, I wanted to make it bolder with some meat and use it as a main dish. I tried chunks of roasted chicken. Perfect!
The flavor combinations of the tomato, basil, and garlic work well together. I thought the dressing was a little lacking in flavor, however. Next time I would definitely use closer to 1/4 cup of canola oil, as I thought 1/2 cup was too much. Also, I added some Zesty Italian dressing to spice up the salad a little.
Very good flavors. Would be good hot or cold. Add chicken for a chicken pasta salad.
I LOVE this recipe and have made it lots of times! The only things I do different is to let all the ingredients (except the pasta) sit together for a while to help blend the flavors and I add some cooked chicken sometimes. YUM!
P.S. It's much better with fresh basil!
Found this recipe several years ago and it is a family favorite especially in the summer when Jersey tomatoes are at their best. Anytime ive severed this to company, they've asked for the recipe.
I made this recipe for a party at work, everyone enjoyed and several people asked me for the recipe. I would definitely make this salad again.
It turns out to be room temperature because the tomatoes are cool and the pasta is hot. We like how it tastes and feels. It is also good chilled.
Is this recipe served cold?