Bruschetta Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

Fresh tomatoes and basil give this pasta salad a fresh flavor and mimic the flavors of a Caprese salad. Yum! It's different than most pasta salad recipes. Boiling the pasta in the seasoned water adds a ton of flavor to the pasta. There is not a ton of dressing in this salad - just enough to coat the pasta and give everything a nice tang from the balsamic dressing. We loved the nuttiness and slight crunch toasted pine nuts give the pasta salad. You can serve this as a light summer dinner or a BBQ side dish. If you chill this salad, we recommend mixing in a little more oil and vinegar. The pasta really soaks up the dressing. The flavors of bruschetta in a salad. Great for picnics or potlucks.

bruschetta pasta salad
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Recipe Cuisine: Italian Recipe Category: Pasta Salads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 4 quart(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) garlic powder (not salt)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried Italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 10 ounce(s) dry pasta (rigatoni
  • penne
  • farfalle
  • etc.)
  • 1/2 cup(s) roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 3 medium fresh tomatoes
  • seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup(s) toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
  • 3 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • - salt and pepper
  • to taste
Intructions :
  • Place a pot with 4 quarts of water on high and add garlic powder
  • dried Italian herbs and salt.
  • Once the water comes to a boil add the pasta and boil till the pasta is al dente (approximately 8-10 minutes). Drain all of the water from the pasta (don't rinse) and place in a bowl to cool.
  • Chop fresh basil and tomatoes. Then add to the bowl of pasta.
  • Toss in all remaining ingredients.
  • Serve warm
  • cold
  • or at room temperature.

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