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This is very tasty! Once I got the amount of salt to suit my tastebuds, I was surprised at all the different layers of flavors. I went to two stores and they had all the other piccolini mini pastas except the wheels, so I used piccolini farfalle. In the finished salad, instead of dried parsley and onion, I used fresh parsley and green onion (I did use the dried while cooking the pasta). I also added a splash of white wine vinegar, which really brightened the flavors. Oh, I didn't bother with cooling the pasta too much, it cooled well enough once it was mixed in with the other ingredients. I'm really enjoying this now and I think it might be even better after chilling. Will make again! Thanks for sharing!
This made a nice,refreshing lunch that my family enjoyed. I was very surprised at the "extra" flavor the tomato and carrot added. I couldn't find wagon wheel pasta, so I used rotini. Next time, I might add diced onion instead of flakes. Made for Spring PAC,2011.