Carole's pasta salad with basil vinaigrette
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Carole's pasta salad with basil vinaigrette
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:12:22 AM. Recipe ID 40304. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Carole's pasta salad with basil vinaigrette
 Categories: Salads, Pasta, Poultry
      Yield: 4 Servings
 
           Basil Vinaigrette
      4 lg Garlic cloves
      2 tb Dried basil
  1 1/2 ts Sugar
      1 tb Dry mustard
      3 tb Fresh lemon juice
      6 tb Red wine vinegar
      2 ts Kosher salt
      1 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  1 1/4 c  Olive oil
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      2    Zucchinis, halved lengthwise
           (cut into 1/2-in. pieces)
      6 oz Dried fusilli (curly noodles
      3    Cooked chicken breast 1/2s
           (skinned, boned,1/2-in cubes
      2 md Tomatoes, diced
      3    Green onions, chopped
     12    Black Greek olives
    1/4 c  Toasted pine nuts
    1/2 c  Grated fresh parm cheese
 
  Mince garlic in a food processor. Add 1 1/2T basil, sugar, mustard,
  lemon juice, 2t salt and 1t pepper. Process 10 seconds. With the
  machine running, drizzle in oil until slightly thickened. The
  vegetables and chicken will dilute the intense flavor of the
  dressing. Makes 1 3/4c.
  
  Steam zucchini 1 minute and drain. Cool under running water. Cook
  pasta al dente, cool under running water, drain and dry.
  
  In separate bowls, toss chicken, zucchini, pasta and tomatoes with
  1/4 cup dressing each. Gently combine chicken, zucchini, pasta and
  green onions. Adjust seasonings and dressings to taste. Spoon salad
  onto a platter. Sprinkle tomatoes, olives and pine nuts on top. Pass
  cheese separately.
  




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Recipe ID 40304 (Apr 03, 2005)

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