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Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Give the tomatoes enough time to marinate with garlic and olive oil, so the flavors develop in this simple heirloom tomato bruschetta pasta salad with basil.


  • 2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces fusilli
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and red pepper flakes. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook the fusilli according to package instructions. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Use a slotted spoon to add the tomatoes to the pasta. Stir in enough of the juices from the tomato bowl to coat the pasta, about 2-3 tablespoons. Fold in the basil and remaining salt and pepper before serving.