|!Warning: This is delicious.|
1 lb. spiral pasta shapes (I like the tri-colored ones)
1 recipe Simple Vinaigrette (with a little vegan pesto stirred in, if desired)
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced (or 1 shallot)
1 c. broccoli, cut into very small pieces (or cauliflower)
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
1/2 c. sliced kalamata olives
2 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
1) Cook the pasta according to package directions.
2) As the pasta cooks make the vinagrette in a small bowl, and chop the vegetables and place them in a large bowl.
3) When the pasta is done drain it and rinse with cold water.
4) Toss the pasta and vinagrette with the vegetables in a large bowl and chill for about 1 hour before serving.
This makes about 6-8 servings (depending on how much you eat in one serving).