Spagetti Salad with Balsamic and Basil Dressing

Gretchen ***

By
@gcolie

Basil is plentiful in the garden now and I love the way it pairs with the pungent-sweet flavor of balsamic vinegar. This is very good with grilled chicken but delicious all by itself. You could make this with any pasta that you have on hand.
Enjoy!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

SALAD

8 oz
spagetti, broken into thirds
6 oz
mozzarella cheese, diced (1 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 c
diced tomatoes
1/2 c
diced vidalia onion

DRESSING

1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 c
balsamic vinegar
5-6
fresh basil leaves, chopped
1
garlic clove, minced
1 tsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
italian seasoning blend
1/4 tsp
salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on the package.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
2
In a bowl, combine cooked and cooled pasta with the remaining salad ingredients.
3
In a small jar with lid, combine dressing ingredients. Shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill for 8 hours or overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy