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Fabulous Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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Heather Lawrie Smith
Added: Tuesday, February 12, 2008


1 1/2 tbsp. white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 (4oz) pkg. grated parmesan cheese

4 roma tomatoes, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 (4oz.) can minced black olives
1 (16oz) package bow tie pasta
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. 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.

2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the
pasta, and cook according to package directions, just 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 at least and hour before

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