Although there are a lot of ingredients, this recipe is so easy and really delicious! Great to take to a picnic or party.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, white wine vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, dressing mixture, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, tomato, and olives. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 16.2g 32% DV; carbohydrates 48g 16% DV; fat 25.2g 39% DV; cholesterol 19.2mg 6% DV; sodium 631mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2005
Very good, although I omitted the olives and served cold. The dressing was very light and delicious- however it seemed to need more or a binding agent to the pasta. Next time I will add more parmesian cheese, which would hopefully do the trick. Definately going to use this recipe again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2010
The combination of ingredients was fantastic. However there wasnt enough dressing to really coat the pasta and provide flavor. I would double the dressing part and add more basil next time. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2005
Very good, although I omitted the olives and served cold. The dressing was very light and delicious- however it seemed to need more or a binding agent to the pasta. Next time I will add more parmesian cheese, which would hopefully do the trick. Definately going to use this recipe again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I would give this more stars if I could. UNBELIEVABLY good. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except added another can of black olives, which was perfect and I did use a little more salt and parmesan cheese that recipe called for. sooo delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2007
Really good. I served this cold since I made it a day ahead, but it was still very tasty. I love the fresh basil dressing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2010
The combination of ingredients was fantastic. However there wasnt enough dressing to really coat the pasta and provide flavor. I would double the dressing part and add more basil next time. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2010
pasta goood! i like! very nice! wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
I changed the recipie serving to 30 people using the converter -- it was fabulous! A little less oil and little more vinegar made this dish - delish!!! Big party pleaser. Will definately make again - quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
Just made this - delicious. Made a few alterations though: Feta cheese instead of mozzarella for a bigger taste Added some chicken sauteed in olive oil with some dried oregano sprinkled on Added some red pepper flakes Didn't even end up using the olives b/c was so good without but am sure the olives add a nice touch and imagine capers would as well. Actually this would be great with salmon and capers instead of chicken and olives...may try that next. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2014
I used tri-color gluten free noodles and it was amazing!!!! I used mozzarella the first time and feta the second time. Both were really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I loved this recipe and so did my guests. Everyone had seconds. I think FRESH basil is a key ingredient. I forgot to buy white wine vinegar so I substituted apple cider vinegar. It was delicious. Next time I'll try the white wine vinegar as a comparison. Read More
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