Italian Pasta Salad

This is a great simply filling friendly dish that can be made with the ingredients in the pantry set up. Use any whole wheat pasta that you keep stocked; penne, bowtie, whatever. It is shown here with whole wheat orzo. It never lasts more than a day in my house.

 Ingredients:
1/4 C champagne vinegar
1/4 C olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
 1/2 C each of red pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes
2 T basil chopped
4 C cooked pasta
Instructions:
Whisk the first five ingredients together. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Great additions would be artichoke hearts, crushed red pepper, fresh garlic, or feta cheese.
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About Comfort Cooking On Island Time

There are two things I can't resist; an old recipe handed down and passed around, and the beach. Growing up in the midwest I was introduced to true comfort food but always dreamed of a different landscape, and climate. Recently I acquired a 50 year old beach house. While stumbling after the great cooks of my past, I am focused on a future with cool waves and gently breezes......and watermelon rind pickles of course!
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