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Italian Confetti  Pasta Salad

Italian Confetti Pasta Salad

Jeri Mortinson

This recipe is so easy to make, and always such a hit! It is great for backyard barbecues. For best results, chill overnight.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 702 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package 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, bell peppers, and olives; fold gently until mixed. Chill several hours. Stir gently before serving.
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Reviews

BECCI_F
174
8/22/2003

WARNING: DO NOT USE LOW FAT MAYONNAISE. I made it the first time with regular mayonnaise and it turned out to be the hit of the party! I couldn't find fresh basil so I even used dried. Then I decided to make it with low fat mayonnaise and it turned out horrible. Great recipe...

newmom
126
6/13/2006

Excellent. This is really a full 5 star recipe.... easy, pretty, and yummy. I followed the recipe, except I used white wine vinegar (since I was out of red). I'm perplexed as to why some reviewers thought there was too much mayo. I hate too much salad dressing (always order it on the side!), but this only had a light coating. I'm wondering whether those people didn't use enough pasta. It calls for 2 cups of DRY pasta, which is actually an entire box, I believe (the box I used had 16 oz dry rotelle). Anyway, it's the best pasta salad I've ever had!

psi1497
98
4/9/2007

I made this salad for a baby shower I recently had and received great reviews for it. I used bow-tie pasta and added in blanched broccoli florets, seedless cucumbers, red, yellow, and green peppers as well as fresh Roma tomatoes. For the dressing, I used 1 cup of mayonnaise but added in about 3/4-1 cup of prepared zesty Italian dressing, along with the suggested ingredients. I too was afraid of the large amount of mayonnaise. Regardless, everything tasted great and it got better each day it was left-over. I would make it again because it was pretty looking.