This is really lovely to serve and easy to prepare. I just used small seashell pasta as that is what I had on hand. I used a basil infused olive oil and I also doubled the olives. Be sure to splurge a little on the goat cheese, it really makes it. Served with roasted pork tenderloin with peach vinegar reduction sauce. I would totally make this for a dinner party or take to a summer picnic.
Vegetable Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese
daneanp Posted: 05/05/13
amateurcook Posted: 09/01/13
My daughter made this and raved about it with some adjustments for their tastes. I made it with some subs as well and it was terrific. Used as a side dish for ribs. The dressing is very light and tasty. I subbed broccoli for asparagus and regular white mushrooms. Only use 6 oz of noodles (Dreamfields has the best tasting and good for you) otherwise too many noodles. I used the green olives with pimentos instead of the kalamata as they are too salty for us. Also used dry oregano instead of fresh. Instead of walnuts used almonds. Very easy to make. Will definitely put this in my rotation.