Joe's Favorite Pasta Salad

Course : Salads
Serves: 2-4
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Ingredients:

8 Ounces Pasta -- cooked al dente
1 cup fresh basil -- washed and dried
1 Clove fresh garlic -- peeled
1/4 Cup olive oil (or Garlic flavored oil)
1/4 Cup Balsamic or red wine vinegar
15 large Calamata olives -- sliced
4 medium Roma tomatoes -- cut
1 Ounce Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated
1 Ounce Pine nuts -- toasted
8 bunches fresh basil leaves -- sliced
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
 

Preparation / Directions:

Mix basil, garlic, olive oil and vinegar in blender until smooth. Pour over pasta in large pasta bowl. Top with olives, parmesan, pine nuts, pepper and sliced basil.

 

Nutritional Information:

1214 Calories (kcal); 25g Total Fat; (18% calories from fat); 51g Protein; 199g Carbohydrate; 22mg Cholesterol; 591mg Sodium


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