Farfalle Basil Salad


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While making a basic pasta dish the other evening, I saw this recipe of the side of the farfalle box.  I had all the ingredients so I decided to cook the whole box and try this out. It was a great cold pasta dish and very easy to make!

Farfalle Basil Salad 

12 oz of farfalle (I used half the box since I was dividing the pasta between two meals)

3 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (loosely packed)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 Tbsp salt

1/4 Tbsp sugar

1/3 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

1/2 cup olive oil

black pepper to taste

cherry tomatoes to garnish

Cook pasta according to package.  In a blender or food processor, combine vinegar, basil, garlic, salt, sugar, cheese, and olive oil.  Blend until smooth.  Combine with cooked and drained pasta.  Cover and refrigerate.  Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with tomatoes before serving,

Whole book of pasta serves 6, half box of pasta serves 4


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