A highly flavourful, tangy pasta salad that is incredibly simple, yet decidedly elegant. Perfect for a summer lunch or as an elegant side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler.

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  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread the green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion on a baking sheet. Pour the oil and vinegar mixture over the vegetables.

  • Broil the vegetables 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly scorched. Remove from heat, and cool.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water to cool.

  • In a large bowl, toss the vegetables, pasta, and mayonnaise. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 48.9g 16% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 2.2mg 1% DV; sodium 73.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
This was soooo good! Great change of sides to hamburgers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2004
I made this for a picnic we're attending tomorrow but it looks a little bland. Think I'll add some grape tomatoes and black olives for more color. Also a little more mayonnaise and parmesean cheese. We'll see how it goes over! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2004
I made this for a picnic we're attending tomorrow but it looks a little bland. Think I'll add some grape tomatoes and black olives for more color. Also a little more mayonnaise and parmesean cheese. We'll see how it goes over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
This was soooo good! Great change of sides to hamburgers! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2009
I used more dijon (about a tbsp more) white wine vinegar (didn't have any red) and fresh garlic instead of powder. Also I added a couple of diced mission figs for a touch of sweetness. I used rotini pasta instead of penne. I'm not entirely sure whether this is supposed to be served hot or cold...i served it room temp. I used probably about 4 tbsp of mayo and a 1/2 cup of Parm. This dish was okay. Nice to try but no one is clamoring for more. I can see taking it to a BBQ...but I'd probably come home with some. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2006
Very simple yet good. I made it with whole wheat pasta and threw in some colored peppers and zuccini too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2006
I had to add more dijon mustard for flavor but other than that this is a delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/01/2009
I used about another teaspoon of dijon subbed red pepper for green pepper and doubled the mayo and parmesan. For us this just didn't work. The onion needed to be cooked more so it would mellow and I think it should have been a red onion. Didn't have a lot of flavor - we probably won't be having again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2009
I thought this was very good although I did make a few alterations due to food allergies and what I had. I used Quinoa elbow noodles ume plum vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and I only had one red pepper one onion and 2 chopped up carrots for veggies. I am sure I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2012
I added capers along with the suggestion from others to increase the mustard and use fresh garlic. They really gave it the kick it needed. Read More
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