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Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

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Lisa Lanigan
Added: Sunday, June 21, 2009


1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
1 head broccoli, cut into florettes
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, minced fine
3 garlic cloves, minced fine
1/4 cup sun-dried tomato (either oil packed or reconstituted dried)
1/2 cup sliced olive (black or green or a combination of both)
1 cup chopped marinated artichoke
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup red wine vinegar and oil salad dressing (I use Paul Newman's Family Recipe when I don't want to make my own.)
1 teaspoon salt
red pepper flakes
1 bunch chopped fresh basil
1 cup cooked chickpeas (optional) or grilled chicken (optional) or cooked shrimp (optional)

Cook bow-tie pasta according to package direction in a large pot of boiling, salted water.
Add the brocolli to the pot for the final two minutes of cooking. Drain well. In a very large bowl, combine all the other ingredients, gently combining to thoroughly coat salad with the dressing and seasonings. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or additional oil and vinegar. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.




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