Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad with marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, corn, peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives and pasta, combined with a balsamic mustard dressing is absolutely delicious. It tastes even better the next day. Best way to serve this salad is at room temperature, because you will really be able to taste the vegetables and the rich dressing.

Skill level: Easy
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Pasta Salad
Serves 6
Velvet Edition: "Trademark" Recipe
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 ounces California olives sliced
  2. 1 ½ cups marinated artichoke hearts, cut again in half
  3. 1 cups sun-dried tomatoes – sliced
  4. 6 – 8 medium sized mushrooms sliced thinly
  5. 1 pound pasta (your choice) e.g. Penne Zitti, Fusilli, Radiatori
  6. ½ cup raisins
  7. 1 pound frozen baby corn – cooked and drained
  8. 1 pound frozen peas – cooked and drained
  9. 1 handful fresh basil cut into strips
Dressing
  1. ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  2. 4 – 6 garlic cloves – crushed
  3. 1 cup olive oil
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons deli style mustard
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. ¼ cup mayo
Garnish
  1. 1 orange bell pepper sliced julienne style
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pasta according to directions on the package.
  2. Combine all the vegetables and pasta together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the ingredients for the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and pasta and mix together.
  5. Decorate with the orange bell peppers.
  6. Serve at room temperature.
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