Summer Tomato Plant Salad!from my own plants!

Pami Toll


I have lovely tiny tomato plants on my balcony and try to find fresh ways to use them. I sometimes cut them in half in blending into a salad pasta dish or i used them whole with fresh basil and olive oil and selection of cheese like mozerella provolone or some great smoked gouda. Delicious.. and filling!

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about 8 medium portions more if smaller portions are made


20 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


16-20 sprig(s)
fresh baby tomatoes any kind
1 bottle
cilantro dressing ( my fav trader joes)
10 stick
baby carrots chopped or diced small
1/2 stick
cheddar cheese or slices chopped up . i like cubed
2 stalk(s)
green onion or chives
2 stalk(s)
celery chopped thinly
2 c
ziti cooked drained n cooled
fresh basil leaves chopped
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
thyme, rosemary, garlic, pepper
2 tsp
salt or more if you like it.

Directions Step-By-Step

use ziti or fav pasta, cook to package instructions, but do not over cooked, FIRMER IS BETTER, drain , cool.. set aside.
chopped all vegetables ( not tiny tomatoes) and make cheese into chunks, add more if you desire or other flavors of cheese,.
In a large bowl place the cooled pasta around 2 cups, Add spices, vegetables and add around 3/4 cup of cilantro dressing. Mix well lifting up the ingrediants till covered.
I added about 3/4 cup of sour cream as well. mix all.
fold in baby tomatoes last
top with fresh pepper and chives or green onion. Serve chilled Serves about 8 servings. Great salad meal or side dish with other vegetable or hotdogs.