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Your favorite cold summer salad?

10 years ago

This can be a pasta or green salad. Looking for tried and true recipes for some variation this summer.
My family's latest favorite is:
Basil Tortellini Salad
1 9 oz tortellini
1 c broccoli florets
1 c grated carrots
1 red pepper chopped
1/2 c mayo
3 TBS fresh basil, chopped
2 TBS Parm
1 TBS milk
1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
2TBS pine nuts (opt)
Cook pasta
Combine the pasta with the broccoli, carrots and pepper.
Dressing: Mix the mayo, basil, parm milk black paper and garlic. Pour dressing over the pasta.
Cover and chill for 4 hours (up to 24 hrs)
If desired, before serving stir in the pine nuts.
Use additional milk to moisten

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