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5 from 1 vote

WW Pasta Salad with Tomato and Basil

A fresh, flavorful take on pasta salad perfect when summer tomatoes are at their peak of flavor.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked pasta (about 2 cups uncooked, ziti, penne, farfalle, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes seeded, diced
  • 1 small uncooked carrot diced
  • 1/3 cup basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons uncooked red onion

Instructions

  • In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the pasta as the package directs. Drain and rinse the pasta well under cold running water. Drain well so your salad doesn't end up soggy.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add pasta, tomatoes, carrot, basil and onion. Toss to combine and coat with dressing.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (3/4 cup): 5 SmartPoints
This recipe is best freshly made. To make it ahead, keep the dressing separate and toss shortly before serving. For best flavor be sure to use nice ripe tomatoes. Diced beefsteak or halved grape tomatoes can be substituted for plum tomatoes.
Course: Salad