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Seashell Salad

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound snow peas
  • 1 (16-ounce) package uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

How to Make It

  1. Cook snow peas in boiling salted water to cover 1 minute or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and set aside.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Stir together snow peas, pasta, and next 4 ingredients.

  3. Whisk together vegetable oil and next 4 ingredients. Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently. Cover and chill.