This salad is best made the day before you are planning on eating it to give the pasta time to blend with the herbs. The salad is also a good way to use up some of those tomatoes that are piling up on the counter.
Tomato Pasta Salad
2 cups of chopped tomatoes, although it certainly doesn't hurt to put in more
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup snipped parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt or a couple turns of the salt grinder
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (7 ounces) pasta
Cook the pasta to al dente, mix all the ingredients together and wait for people to rave about how good it is.