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    Basil and Balsamic Pasta Salad

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    3 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    3 hrs

    Angela Dawn's Note:

    This salad is very favorful and great for picnics or BBQs. Fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and tangy balsamic vinaigrette really come together to make this dish a favorite.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil the pasta until al dente. Strain and rinse with cold water immediately to stop from continued cooking.
    2. 2
      Once pasta is fulled cooled (as in cold), pour pasta into a large mixing bowl. Add the entire bottle of dressing, the mozzarella chopped into about 1/2 inch cubes, basil, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and green onions. Mix together and taste. Add ground black pepper and kosher salt to taste. You'll probably only need very little if any salt. It depends on the brand of dressing you buy.
    3. 3
      Let sit in the fridge at least 2 hours. Fold in parmigiano cheese, cucumber and chopped avocado right before you serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil and Balsamic Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (217 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 436.9
     
    Calories from Fat 156
    35%
    Total Fat 17.3 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    40%
    Cholesterol 44.7 mg
    14%
    Sodium 363.2 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.3 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 3.4 g
    13%
    Protein 21.3 g
    42%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    balsamic vinaigrette

    parmigiano

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