Bruschetta pasta salad

May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Bruschetta does not just belong on crispy bread. We took all the classic flavors and threw them together with perfectly cooked pasta. It's the perfect barbecue treat.

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Bruschetta is the perfect summer appetizer. Fresh garlicky tomatoes and tons of flavor all layered on toasted bread. We took that flavor and turned it into a delicious summery pasta salad.

Bruschetta pasta salad recipe

Yields 1 pound pasta salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound gemelli pasta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 12 basil leaves, sliced
  • 12 small mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup balsamic dressing
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil pasta according to box directions. Drain and then run under cold water to keep the pasta firm.
  2. Add to a large bowl and add in tomatoes, garlic, onions, basil, mozzarella and balsamic dressing. Mix together, cover and refrigerate. After a couple hours give the pasta salad a stir and add more dressing and salt if necessary.

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