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  • Salad recipe: Macaroni Salad with Basil Dressing

  • Macaroni Salad with Basil Dressing
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  • Ingredients
    * 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
    * 3 garlic cloves
    * 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
    * 2/3 cup olive oil
    * 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    * 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
    * 2 to 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    * 7 to 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
    * 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese
    * In a blender container or food processor, combine the basil, garlic, pepper, and salt if desired. Process until finely chopped. Add oil and vinegar; process until well blended. Set aside. In a 4-qt. salad bowl, combine tomatoes, zucchini, macaroni and cheese; toss lightly. Pour dressing over all; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Yield: 10 servings.
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