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Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

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This creamy italian pasta salad is a soothing and delightful side for meals. Made with cherry tomatoes and green pepper along with ripe plives, the pasta salad is tossed with mayonnaise. Flavored with fresh basil and a hint of garlic, this beautiful pasta salad is as easy to make as it is enjoyable.
Ingredients
  Real mayonnaise/Light mayonnaise / low fat cholesterol free mayonnaise dressing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chopped fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fusilli 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cooked, rinsed with cold water and drained (Twists Or Spiral Pasta)
  Quartered cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced pitted ripe olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Slivered)
Directions

In large bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
Stir in pasta, cherry tomatoes, green pepper and olives.
Cover; chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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