Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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Sun-dried tomatoes and olives enhance this delicious pesto-this pasta salad with basil vinaigrette is a perfect recipe to eat chilled with a soup or garlic bread. Elaborations of a pasta salad are many; you may add slivers of vegetables, a few herb leaves (particularly basil), or other refinements such as sun-drenched tomatoes or olives; dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. So with a little imagination, you can create your own salad recipe!

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Preparation Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 1/4 cups cooked fusilli
1/4 cup blanched , peeled and chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tbsp finely chopped black olives
1 processed cheese cube , cut into 6 pieces

To Be Mixed Together Into A Basil Vinaigrette
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

  1. Combine the fusilli, tomatoes, walnuts, olives, prepared basil vinaigrette and salt and toss well.
  2. Add the cheese cubes and mix lightly.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.

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 on 07 May 13 05:26 PM

I love Pasta in any form, when I made this with the basil vinaigrette dressing it was yumm....