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Fabulous Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Fabulous Pesto Pasta Salad, by , is from The Shanahan Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, November 6, 2006


1 1/2 T. white sugar
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. pepper
1 t. onion powder
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c. chopped fresh oregano
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 t. hot pepper sauce
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. olive oil
1 t. lemon juice
1 (4-oz) pkg. grated Parmesan cheese
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 (4 0z.) can minced black olives
1 (16 0z.) pkg. bow tie pasta
1/2 c. pine nuts
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 c. chopped basil

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, pepper, onion powder, mustard, garlic, basil , oregano, cilantro hot pepper sauce, red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. Add the tomatoes, green onions and olives to the bowl, and stir to coat. Refrigerate.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 7 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and rinse with cold water to cool. Add pasta to the bowl of dressing, and mix well. Top with mozzarella cheese and pine nuts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.




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