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Balsamic Chicken Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Hopefully you have figured out a few different ways to maximize your tomato harvest from my last post. One of the ways I suggested you utilize your tomatoes is by making a pasta salad with tomatoes.  Personally, I am not a big fan of pasta salad with a mayonnaise base.  This pasta salad recipe uses a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing and tastes delicious with fresh tomatoes. I discovered this recipe from my mother-in-law.  This is one of my husbands favorite recipes that his mom used to make him.  She gave him the recipe a few years ago for him to someday cook.  Sadly, he never learned to cook so I ended up making her recipe.

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For this recipe, I usually use cherry tomatoes.  You can really use any tomatoes that you may have on hand as long as you dice them. I like using cherry tomatoes because I can just cut them in half.  I also used tri-colored pasta for added color, but white or wheat pasta is fine.  tri-colored bowtie pasta

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I would love to hear what you think of this recipe! Leave a comment below and share!

Be sure to check back over the next week for more recipes featuring tomatoes to help you maximize your tomato harvest. Thank you for reading!

Until Next Time,

The Distracted Dietitian

mkhoward

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