*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           GARDEN MACARONI SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Pasta
                 Salads                           Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----DRESSING-----
    2       tb           Dijon mustard
      1/2   c            Red wine vinegar
    1       tb           Finely minced garlic
    1       t            Granulated sugar
    1       c            Olive oil
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
                         -----SALAD-----
    1       lb           Fusilli or other pasta
    6                    Ripe plum tomatoes
                         -- each cut in 8 pieces
    1       lg           Yellow pepper -- seeded
                         -- cut in 1/4 dice
      1/2   c            Yellow raisins
      1/2   c            Coarsely chopped walnuts
      3/4   lb           Snow peas -- lightly blanched
                         -- cut lengthwise in 1/4
                         -- slivers
      1/2   lb           Tender green beans
                         -- lightly blanched
                         -- cut in 1 lengths
    6                    Scallions -- 3 green on
                         -- thinly sliced
    1       md           Zucchini -- in 1/4 dice
      3/4   c            Pitted imported black olives
      3/4   c            Slivered fresh basil leaves
                         -- 2 tb. reserved
      1/4   c            Freshly grated Parmesan
 
   Dressing:  In a large bowl, whisk together Dijon
   mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic and sugar.  Slowly
   drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly.  Season
   with salt and pepper, then set aside for at least 1
   hour for flavors to blend.
   
   Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Cook
   pasta until just tender (al dente).  Drain, rinse
   under cold water and drain again.
   
   Place in a large bowl and toss with 3/4 cup of the
   dressing.  Add tomatoes, yellow pepper, raisins and
   walnuts.  Toss pasta and other ingredients again and
   set aside.
   
   Twenty minutes before serving, add the lightly
   blanched snow peas, green beans, scallions, zucchini,
   black olives and 3/4 cup slivered fresh basil. Toss
   together and adjust seasonings.  Just before serving,
   add additional dressing to moisten the salad.  Then
   toss with Parmesan cheese and garnish with reserved 2
   tb. slivered basil leaves.
   
   Posted on WWiVNet.  Electronic format by Cathy Harned.
  
 
 
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