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Pasta Salad, Italian Confetti (P, TNT)
Source: Jeri Mortinson on
Serves: 6-8

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried or 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh basil
2 cup  rotini pasta
1 cup fresh, diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced green and/or yellow bell peppers
1/2 cup sliced black olives

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water, and drain.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper, and garlic until well blended. Mix in basil.

Add pasta, tomatoes, bell peppers, and olives; fold gently until mixed. Chill several hours. Stir gently before serving.

Poster's Notes:
I made it for my husband's and my first party together (a barbeque for his classmates for completing their third year of medical school) and there was none left! I would call it TNT and a definite keeper. Note: I made it with green olives instead of black and regular penne pasta and it was fine.

Posted by Julie Orchant

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A