Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuscan Pasta Salad

I made this tonight using a recipe from a box, but changing it according to the ingredients I had on hand. You can serve it hot or cold. It turned out to be fantastic!

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation: 15 minutes
Rating: 5 stars

1 16 oz. box pasta of your choice (I used Barilla Elbow and Bow Tie)
8 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
3 T. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
2 cups shredded cheese (six cheese Italian blend)
20 leaves fresh basil or 1 T. dried basil
2 T. pine nuts
1 t. minced garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions minus 1 minute. Drain well. Pour pasta into a large bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil and add all other ingredients. Stir well. Serve immediately, or chill to serve cold.

Posted by Debi

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