Garlic and Basil Pasta Salad

Garlic and Basil Pasta Salad


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Garlic and basil nicely compliment the tomatoes, capsicum and olives in this easy to make pasta salad. It is a great summer BBQ side dish. For best results, chill overnight.

Jeri Mortinson

Serves: 6 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups (120g) spiral pasta
  • 1 cup (180g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped yellow capsicum
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. Rinse in cold water and drain.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper and garlic until well blended. Mix in basil. Add pasta, tomatoes, capsicum, and olives; fold gently until mixed.
  3. Chill several hours. Stir gently before serving.

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