Italian Basil, Tomato, and Pasta Salad
For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, pepper, and garlic. Gradually whisk in oil. Stir in the slivered basil. Set dressing aside.Advertisement
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook frozen beans according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
Toss one-third of the dressing with the cooked pasta; place pasta in the bottom of a very large salad bowl. Layer ingredients on top of the pasta in the following order: cooked green beans, tomatoes, and olives. Top with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with the basil leaves, the Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, toss lightly to combine. Makes 16 servings.
Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
For 8 Servings:
Prepare using method above, except assemble salad in a large salad bowl.