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Layered Picnic Pasta Salad

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Suresh Hinduja


Serves 6


12 oz. Bow Ties or other medium pasta shape <LI>1/2 cup vinaigrette salad dressing <LI>1 cup frozen green peas, thawed <LI>3 plum tomatoes, sliced <LI>1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced <LI>2 oz. proscuitto, thinly sliced <LI>2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped <LI>3 tbsp. parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Method: Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Return to cooking pan and toss with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette dressing.

Transfer half of pasta to a clear glass bowl. Layer peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, and proscuitto on pasta. Top with remaining pasta. Sprinkle with basil and pour remaining dressing evenly over salad. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve at once or cover and chill until ready to serve. Toss right before serving to evenly coat dressing.

Each Serving Provides:

466 Calories

16 g Protein

72 g Carbohydrates

14 g Fat

7 mg Cholesterol

380 mg Sodium

38 mcg Folate

Calories from Fat: 26%

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