Summer Market Pasta Salad
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 2 servings
Pasta tossed with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, corn, and herbs in a red wine vinaigrette. This summer market pasta is delicious, simple, and the kind of meal you’d want on a warm day.
  • ½ pound pasta
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 -2 sprig basil, roughly torn
  • 1-2 sprigs mint, roughly torn
  • 1 corn on the cob, sliced
Red wine vinaigrette
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1- 1½ teaspoon salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta, transfer to a large bowl, and set aside for now.
  2. Prepare all the ingredients. Add sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, avocado, roughly torn basil, roughly torn mint. Slice corn off the cob into the bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, shallot, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, and salt until combined.
  4. Pour the red wine vinaigrette over the pasta salad. Toss to combined all the ingredients.
  5. Serve the summer harvest pasta salad cold. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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