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Super easy end of the summer garden pasta…

There finally is a bit of a nip in the air during the day and the end of the summer garden is quickly coming.

I went out to get the last of my ripe tomatoes and even some of my green ones before the first frost hits here Saturday.

I always try to use the last of my garden up before it’s gone, and this super easy garden salad is a great way to use the last of the summer veggies.

It’s so easy!use the last of teh garden for this easy salad

I use:

1 pound of cooked whole wheat pasta

the last of my ripe tomatoes chopped(about 3 -4 cups)

1 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup chopped basil

1/2 cup chopped onion

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup cooked chicken(optional)

fresh;y grated Parmesan cheese

Make an easy end of summer pasta salad

I mix all of the veggies in the oil with the chopped basil and let it sit in the fridge a few hours so the flavors mingle.

Make an easy end of summer pasta salad from the end of the gardenOnce my pasta is ready, I toss it all together with the cooked chicken and sprinkle a  little parm cheese on top. My kids love to pooooouuuur the cheese on. 🙂

I also like to drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top too.

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  1. This looks fantastic, Jen! I bet some white beans would be great in this, too. I just tossed my tomato plants in the heap, they wore themselves out this summer! Now I just have some blubs to plant and I am ready to hang up the gardening gloves!


  2. I still have some green tomatoes on my plant. I don’t like tomatoes but I grow them for my fiance. What do you do with green tomatoes or can they still ripen off the vine in a window sill?? (I live in the Chicagoland area too so I know I need to pick them soon)

    1. I normally wrap them in newspaper and check them every few days, They’ll ripen on their own that way

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