Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 pound farfalle pasta

4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1 inch dice

8 basil leaves, cut into chiffonade

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 teaspoons salt

Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way with water and place over high heat. Add plenty of salt and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water to cool down.
  2. Put the pasta in a large serving bowl and add the tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss well and garnish with fresh basil leaves.