Party Pasta Salad
Serves 6
  1. 1 1/2 cups Mixed vegetables, fresh or blanched
  2. 1 small Carrot, peeled
  3. 1 small Onion, peeled – optional
  4. 1 tbsp. Canola oil
  5. 2 cups Dry rotini pasta
  6. 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  7. 2 tsp. Wine vinegar
  8. 1 tbsp. Fresh basil
  9. 1 clove Fresh garlic, minced
  10. to taste Salt and pepper
  11. 1/4 cup Black olives
  1. 1. Place vegetables in boiling water, cook 2 minutes and place in the strainer and rinse under cold water until chilled. Drain completely, then place in mixing bowl.
  2. 2. Grate carrot, chop onion and prepare any other ingredients you want to use. Add to the mixing bowl.
  3. 3. Fill medium saucepan 2/3 full with water. Add canola oil and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. 4. Once the water is boiling, add the rotini pasta and stir. When the water boils again, reduce heat to medium. Cook until pasta is tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. 5. Set strainer in sink. Remove saucepan from stove and carefully pour into strainer to drain pasta.
  6. 6. Add pasta to vegetables in mixing bowl and use spoons to toss.
  7. 7. Add olive oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, spices and black olives. Mix well. Chill 1 hour before serving.
  8. 8. For creamy pasta salad, add 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup sour cream
  1. You can add anything to this salad, it only gets better!
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