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September 14th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I just made the BEST pasta salad EVER! it's a vinaigrette based salad.

It's called "Summer Vegetable Salad"


INGREDIENTS
12 oz. bow tie pasta
2 medium roma tomatoes
1 medium summer squash
1 medium zucchini
1 medium broccoli crown
1/2 medium red onion
2/3 (15 oz.) jar roasted red peppers
1/2 bunch parsley

VINAIGRETTE
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp minced garlic
3/4 tsp salt
to taste fresh cracked black pepper



STEP 1: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and boil for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander.

STEP 2: While you're waiting for the pasta water to boil and the pasta to cook, prepare the vegetables (squash, zucchini, broccoli, tomato, onion, parsley, red pepper). Give the vegetables a good wash and then cut into bite sized pieces (onions and red pepper thinly sliced; parsley removed from stems and chopped). I sauteed the veggies because I didn't want them crisp but they are "meant" to be raw

STEP 3: While the pasta is cooling, prepare the vinaigrette. In a small bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, oregano, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

STEP 4: Combine the cooked pasta, chopped vegetables, and vinaigrette. Stir until everything is well mixed and coated with vinaigrette. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.


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September 14th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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YUM!! I'm going to try this one. We love veggie pasta salads!
naalie likes this.
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September 14th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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We LOVED it. Only change I'd personally make...I added organic chicken breast (3 breasts) and I'd add feta or gorgonzola crumbles.
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