PP Refreshing Cucumber Bruschetta Pasta Salad

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Chef: Jeff Tritten; Respectfullife.com

Makes: 8-10 servings

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 8 min

Total time: 28 min


  • 1 lg tomato, diced

  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced

  • 1 medium white or sweet onion, finely diced

  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed

  • 10-12 lg fresh basil leaves

  • 4 sprigs fresh chives

  • 1 ½ T infused champagne vinegar (alternatively red wine vinegar)

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  1. Dice tomatoes and cucumber.

  2. Finely diced onion, chives, basil and garlic (using a garlic press is OK, too)

  3. In a lg bowl, combine all ingredients and thoroughly mix.

  4. Allow to stand and marinate for approximately one hour at room temperature.

  5. Toss with your favorite pasta, chill and serve cold.

  6. ~or~

  7. Serve on a toasted baguette.

Jeff Tritten is a respectful plant-based advocate. He owns 'Respectful Living', a blog located at ARespectfulLife.com, and spends his time creating recipes, writing plant based nutritional information articles, being a small group leader for PBNSG.org, bringing plant based nutritional information to his local community at their farmers market and senior center, and creating a healthy vegan snack line. Also find him on https://www.facebook.com/ARespectfulLife/, https://www.instagram.com/respectfulliving1/, https://twitter.com/respectfullivin, https://www.pinterest.com/MindfulLife1/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/respectful-living-74871b13a/.