Does anything smell or taste better than fresh basil from the garden? I think not! I absolutely love the smell and taste of sweet basil picked fresh from the garden. Broccoli and tomatoes picked fresh from the garden taste so much better than store-bought too. Here’s a recipe that uses fresh basil, broccoli, and grape tomatoes, is super easy to make and is very tasty.
Garden Fresh Basil Broccoli Tomato Pasta Salad
1 head of fresh broccoli, washed and cut into bite-size pieces
8 sweet basil leaves, washed and chopped finely (about 1/3 cup)
1/3 block cubed extra sharp cheddar cheese
12 sweet grape tomatoes, cut in half
6 oz. whole wheat medium pasta shells, cooked according to directions
2/3 cup Light Miracle Whip
Salt and pepper to taste
If you’re worried about cabbage worms in the broccoli, soak it in salt water to get rid any cabbage worms that may be hiding in the heads. Rinse well after soaking.
Combine rinsed and cooled pasta shells, tomatoes, broccoli, basil, and cubed cheese in a medium size bowl.
Stir in Light Miracle Whip. Salt and pepper to taste.
Chill. Serve with whole grain bread or crackers. Great for a quick summer meal.