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Italian Summer Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 package Namaste Foods Pasta Pisavera Dinner
5-6 tbsp. olive oil in all (preferably extra virgin)
1 tsp. white or red wine vinegar or lemon juice
1/3 cup sun dried tomato, chopped
½ cup artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
½ cup sliced black or green olives or both
¼ cup finely chopped red onions
½ cup chopped green pepper

Directions

  1. Set aside Pasta Pisavera seasoning packet. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until done, about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse briefly in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Place pasta in serving bowl, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss. Sprinkle Pasta Pisavera Seasoning Packet over pasta, add remaining ingredients and olive oil and toss gently. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired. This dish is wonderful served at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Variations

  • Helpful Hint: Once refrigerated, rice pasta (like rice) can tend to get a bit crunchy. Either pull the pasta out ahead of time and leave on the counter for awhile or a quick minute or two in the microwave will do the trick.
  • Add a little more oil if needed.