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Spinach Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

8 ounces spiral spinach pasta or tri-colored spiral pasta, cooked according to package directions, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and cut up
3/4 cup sliced, pitted ripe olives
1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimento, drained
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 to 2 ounces cubed provolone cheese (optional)
1 to 2 ounces cubed cheddar cheese (optional)
1/3 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta, artichoke hearts, olives, pimento and onion. Add the cheese. Toss to mix.

For dressing, place in a screw-top jar or small mixing bowl the vinegar, olive oil, honey, basil, dill weed, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Cover and shake or whisk to mix well. Pour over pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Serves 8-10.

Marion Elizabeth Erickson, Rock Island



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