Tricolor Fusilli Salad With Herbed Wine Dressing (Pasta Salad)

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 40mins




  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, heat the wine just until warm.
  • Add raisins; let stand for 15-30 minutes to plump.
  • In a pot of boiling salted water cook pasta until tender (12-15 minutes or according to package directions).
  • Using a colander, drain pasta; rinse well under cold water to quick chill.
  • Drain again.
  • Drain raisins, reserving wine.
  • Set wine aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together pasta and raisins.
  • In a screw-top jar, combine reserved white wine with olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, shallots, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Put lid on jar and shake well.
  • Pour dressing over pasta; toss to coat.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature or cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  • Just before serving toss with raisins and nuts (if the nuts are mixed in too soon, they won't stay crunchy).