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Blistered Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

A flavorful and gourmet fresh pasta salad with blistered tomatoes and basil. Garlic and truffle oil bring out the flavors.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Allie Taylor


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves cut in strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white truffle oil or vegetable oil or corn oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 ounces pasta farfalle bowties, cooked & drained
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • olive oil to saute w/the tomatoes.


  • Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet over high heat.
  • (Watch carefully so you'd don't burn the oil)
  • Add grape tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes more 'til blistered.
  • Remove from heat, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set aside.
  • In medium serving bowl toss together cooked pasta bowties, fresh basil strips, 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, and salt.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve immediately warm or at room temperature.


This recipe uses fresh garlic which gives fabulous flavor. Over time, garlic tends to "bitter", so this pasta salad tastes best fresh!