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Monday, May 5, 2008

Perfect Pasta Pesto Salad Recipe

My husband absolutely loves this pesto pasta salad recipe! You will need to refrigerate it for at least 1 hour...however, I like to refrigerate mine for 4-6 hours before serving it to allow all of the flavors to infuse into the pasta which makes it even better! A great little recipe to whip up and take to barbecue picnics during the warm summertime months.

Perfect Pasta Pesto Salad Recipe

8 oz. of rotini pasta (can use colored pasta if desired)
3 small green bell peppers, chopped
1 pt. cherry tomatoes
6 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, cut into chunks
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh basil, slivered

Cook pasta according to directions, drain and place in large bowl. Toss in the rest of the ingredients. Prepare the Italian Dressing using the recipe below.


7 Seasons Italian Dressing Packet, fully prepared (tm)

Pour over the above mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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