Although Gazpacho is traditionally an uncooked soup of pureed fresh vegetables, this recipe combines the chopped vegetables with pasta in the form of a salad. Prep time does not include marinating time.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and rinse well under cold water until pasta is cool; drain well.
Combine pasta and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours for flavors to blend. Remove bay leaf before serving. Garnish with whole olives, cucumber slices and dill sprigs, if desired. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.