Basil Italian Pasta Salad
The recipe called for sliced carrots. I use shredded carrots and chopped them into small pieces.
I have made many Pasta Salads over the years, and this is one of my favorites.
Everyone really seems to enjoy the taste of the Wish Bone Rubusto Dressing.
That dressing really has a kick to it.
I grow my own Basil so I know it is fresh.
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- 1 box of rotini pasta
11 pound of cooked pasta. 1 cup of grape tomatoes, cut in half, 2 large carrots, diced, 3 persian cucumber (the small crispy kind)1 small red onion, diced, large bunch of basil, chopped. A couple of tables spoons of virgin olive oil.
1 heaping tablespoon of mayo, 1/2 cup black olives, chopped, 1/2 cup hard salami, (optional) cut in small pieces, Wish Bone Rubusta Italian dressing, as much as needed.
Place cooked pasta, that has been cooled, into a large bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil and set aside.
Cut the grape tomatoes in half, slice the carrots in half the long way and then slice into bite size pieces. Cut each cucumber into quarters vertically and slice into small pieces, chop the olives in half. Toss the veggies, basil, chopped olives, diced red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, into the bowl of pasta.
Stir in the mayo, drizzle with the Italian dressing and a little olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the cut up salami, chopped basil and toss.
Chill the pasta salad for about an hour before serving. Enjoy!