02 July 2009

Mama Hitchman's Pasta Salad

Dressing:
1/2 c. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. red wine vinegar (white wine vinegar or white balsamic are acceptable substitutes)
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well to combine.

Salad:
In a large bowl, mix any or all of the following:
8 oz. pasta, cooked according to package directions (rainbow rotini or bow ties are good)
chopped red or green pepper
chopped salami
fresh mozzarella balls
olives... I like kalamata
sun dried tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
fresh basil

This tastes better after the flavors have melded for a while........

7 comments:

Christa said...

This sounds Terry Meihaus-esque. I'll definitely have to try it! And BTW I love the new look to your blog (it's been a while since I've been on blogger). I'll definitely be back for more yummy recipes. Ya know, us ISTJs need to have an orderly stash of reliable recipes from which to choose. ;D

Anonymous said...

dude...making the salad this weekend...excited to see how it turns out!

emilie said...

Ya, let me know what you think!!

Ang said...

Loved it! The sister added some walnuts.... It was a hit!

emilie said...

ooh good idea. Or pine nuts would be super good too.

Anonymous said...

Julia,

Could you please post the eggplant recipe? :)

emilie said...

OK, I think I have a new favorite pasta to use for pasta salad... radiatore! It's like a little curly squiggle... so good.