"This chilled pasta salad is perfect as a side dish or a main course. Serve with warm garlic bread and the perfect wine!" — ERILEY
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1 1/2 tablespoons
salt, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 cups
chopped fresh basil
chopped fresh oregano
chopped fresh cilantro
hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
red wine vinegar
1 (4 ounce) package
grated Parmesan cheese
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
green onions, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can
minced black olives
1 (16 ounce) package
farfalle (bow tie) pasta
shredded mozzarella cheese
Great recipe!! It was even better as leftovers, once all the flavors had more time to blend. I'll definitely make this again, but will omit the Tabasco sauce, as the tabasco kind of tasted out of place with all of the other fresh herb flavors.
OK- because everyone else had given this 5 stars , I thought this was a no fail recipie. Boy was I wrong. I made this for Easter, not bothering to try it first. First of all the amount of ingrediants was 15 dollars worth of stuff I didn't have - just for one dish. Time to chop and prepare also made this time consuming. And on top of everything else, it tasted horrible. I will never make this again!
This was very good. It took a lot of prep time, chopping all the herbs, but was worth it. I forgot the ripe olives & Parmi so I used Kalamata & & Pecorino Romano & cut back on the salt.I toasted the pine nuts for more flavor-yum. Will make again
This was an excellent recipe for a large picnic...everybody raved about it and wanted the recipe...
I know why the "fabulous" is in the title. This recipe was the best. I served it for a dinner party and all guests wanted the recipe- I call that a success!
Very yummy! I added cooked chicken breast and some pancetta to make it a main meal. I mixed the first 14 ingredients in a food processor so I wouldn't have to chop anything up. I added 1/4 c of the pine nuts into the processor as well. I also used fresh mozzarella as was suggested. So good! I made the mistake of not letting it sit for at least an hour and the flavors were so overpowering. Our taste buds were maxed out for the rest of the evening. The next day the flavors were just right and delicious. Try heating it up in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to soften the cheese slightly. Delicious!!!
This is an awesome recipe, one of my all time faves! The only change I make is to leave out the hot sauce. Also, make sure you let it marinate over night.
Wonderful light, clean, refreshing anytime salad. Used herbs from my own herb garden. I totally agree with other reviewers, way better the next day!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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