You will love to use a variety of garnishes on this salad, such as gourmet mixed baby salad greens; grape tomatoes; small, yellow, pear-shaped tomatoes.

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Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • PREPARE pasta according to package directions; drain.

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  • WHISK together vinegar and next 5 ingredients. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

  • ADD vinaigrette to pasta. Add basil, cheese, and pine nuts; toss to combine. Garnish, if desired.

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Reprinted with permission of Southern Living(R) magazine. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 45.6g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 9.2mg; sodium 301.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
Excellent! I recommend kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and pepperoncinis to garnish. Add a little cream to the pesto, too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2003
This was okay but not as good as I had hoped. We tripled it for a baby shower and everyone raved about everything but this. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/30/2005
I did not like this recipe very much-- there was too much vinegar and it did not really taste like real pesto. I also did not like that it was shredded parmesan cheese and basil tossed in at the end. It would be fine with only a tablespoon or two of vinegar and blend everything together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
I've made this one a few times. Very good and very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
Came across this recipe while searching for 'pasta salad'. This came up and have used it ever since. I make this every time I go to a pot-luck, and it's always a hit. Never a drop left over. I give this one a 5 Star rating!!!!! Read More