Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Tutorial: Party Pasta Salad

This week's recipe is offered by Holds It

I can’t take total credit for this recipe.  It is from a cookbook called Cooking With Regis and Kathie Lee.  For you youngsters, this book was written before Kelly was born and while Regis still had a memory.

Party Pasta Salad

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Finely chopped garlic to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
1 tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pitted black olives
Lettuce leaves

To make pasta salad:  In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar, oil, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Add the pasta, tomato, Parmesan cheese, and olives and toss to thoroughly combine.  Let the salad stand for 1 hour.  Serve on top of lettuce leaves.
The best part of this recipe is you can make just the pasta salad and take it to a summer cookout or picnic, or just make it a meal of its own.

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1 comment: said...

This sound wonderful...think I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing!