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    Mediterranean Fusilli Pasta Salad

    Mediterranean Fusilli Pasta Salad. Photo by rpgaymer

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    25 mins

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    Chef Dudo's Note:

    This is a light and easy summer salad. Have made it many times since I found it a while ago in a recipebinder. The recipe can of course be doubled or trebled for a crowd. What I mostly like about it is the twang and yet sweetness of the balsamic vinegar plus that the amount of oil is not overpowering. But that is a personal preference.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the pasta according to directions on the packet.
    2. 2
      Drain and let cool.
    3. 3
      Mix pasta with the onion, tomato, celery, basil, olives and capers.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, sugar and vinegar.
    5. 5
      Gradually beat in the oil until an emulsion forms.
    6. 6
      Pour this vinaigrette over the pasta mixture and season with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Chill the salad in the refrigerator.
    8. 8
      When it is cold, mix in the mozzarella.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 23, 2012

      55

      I'm not crazy about cold pasta salads, but this was great. I did change the ingredient amounts around though, and used agave syrup instead of sugar. I also left out the cheese, and added chopped anchovies. It was the perfect addition! If you like anchovies, try it.

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    • on August 14, 2011

      55

      Made two slight changes when preparing this salad ~ I had some diced sweet onion from the day before so chopped it even finer & used that, & then I substituted lemon pepper for the usual S&P! Otherwise the recipe was followed, & we had a wonderfully satisfying pasta salad! Thanks so much for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]

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    • on August 08, 2011

      55

      We really loved this pasta salad! I don't care for onions so left them out, and used a little less cheese than called for. The dressing on this is terrific, loved the dijon/balsamic combination and it's a great matchup with all the other wonderful ingredients. Great recipe - thanks for sharing it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Fusilli Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 87.5
     
    Calories from Fat 48
    55%
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 16.8 mg
    5%
    Sodium 314.6 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    10%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fusilli

    garlic oil

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