Fresh ‘N Festive Pasta Salad Recipe

Fresh ‘N Festive Pasta Salad Recipe

With fresh basil, Kalamata olives, and juicy miniature tomatoes, our Fresh ‘N Festive Pasta Salad Recipe seriously delivers the yums!  This recipe made its sassy debut during “Pack Your Lunch” week, alongside our Chicken Gorgonzola Spinach Wrap, and almost stole the entire show!  The awesome part about it is that it’s so easy to make; there is no possible way to get this wrong.  Just slice your herbs and veggies, boil your pasta, toss everything together, and you’re on your way to pasta paradise.  And if you’re going to indulge in pasta yumtime, why not take the Tri-Color Rotini route and get an extra serving of veggies as you luxuriate in bliss? Alas, we present to you: our Fresh ‘N Festive Pasta Salad recipe!

Fresh 'N Festive Pasta Salad
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  1. 12 oz box of Tri-Color Rotini Pasta
  2. 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  3. 1/3 cup feta cheese
  4. 1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade (cut into ribbons)
  5. heaping 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (halved) (cherry tomatoes will work)
  6. 1/4 cup red onion, diced fairly finely
  7. 1 cup - 9oz. LIGHT olive oil & vinegar dressing - I used the whole 9 oz.
  8. 1/3 cup jalapenos, finely diced (optional)
  1. Boil your pasta according to package directions, until done and tender
  2. Drain pasta, then rinse with cold water
  3. Toss in all of your previously prepared ingredients
  4. Refrigerate and enjoy cold, mmmm
  1. Grate some fresh parmesan cheese over individual servings, mmmm! So tasty!
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As a southern gent/ex-military brat, I am a product of downhome cookin’ and international fare. My palate yearns for savory, spicy, cheesy, melty, and exotic flavors… mmmm… sizzle my skillet! #BigSpoon

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