Meatless Mondays: Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

It’s another Monday, so it’s time for another edition of Meatless Mondays!  Since tomatoes are still in season, this week’s featured recipe will be for lemon basil pasta salad.  It is zesty, satisfying, and uses tomatoes.  This pasta dish is refreshingly light, yet full of flavor.  With some added grated parmesan, the kids are sure to enjoy it as well.  Most of all, this dish is very simple and quick to make.  It requires only a handful of ingredients!

Recipe for 6 to 8

1-16 ounce box of pasta (farfalle, penne, or practically any shape you like)
4 tomatoes (diced)
Handful of cut basil leaves
1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup grated parmesan cheese

  1. Boil pasta per directions on package.
  2. After pasta is cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. 
  3. Mix pasta with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
  4. Mix in basil and diced tomatoes.
  5. Add parmesan cheese.


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