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
  • 3
    fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme, rosemary, garlic, pepper
  • 2 tsp
    salt or more if you like it.

How to Make Summer Tomato Plant Salad!from my own plants!


  1. use ziti or fav pasta, cook to package instructions, but do not over cooked, FIRMER IS BETTER, drain , cool.. set aside.
  2. chopped all vegetables ( not tiny tomatoes) and make cheese into chunks, add more if you desire or other flavors of cheese,.
  3. 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.

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