I made this the other night and it’s awesome! I found the recipe to be common sense; nothing really unusual. I think to kick it up a notch feta cheese and roasted pred pepper would add flavor! Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons dry basil
- 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups small shell pasta, of choice uncooked
- 3/4 cup broccoli, chopped into small flowerettes
- 1 red pepper, chopped fine
- 1 green onion, sliced fine
Whisk first 6 ingredients together to prepare the dressing mix, set aside.
Cook the pasta of your choice.
While pasta is cooking, chop broccoli and blanch for 2 minutes.
Combine cooked pasta, blanched broccoli, chopped red pepper and sliced green onion.
Pour dressing mix on top of pasta mixture; toss to coat.
Chill until ready to serve.
**Note: Preparation can be accomplished while pasta is cooking, making this a very quick dish**.