Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

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Yields: Makes 8 to 10 servings

Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, the salad is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.

Ingredients

2 cups halved baby heirloom tomatoes

2 small zucchini, thinly sliced into half moons

1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 cup fresh corn kernels

1 cup diced firm, ripe fresh peaches (about 2 medium)

0.5 cup thinly sliced green onions

Parmesan Vinaigrette

1 (8-oz.) package penne pasta*

2 cups shredded smoked chicken (about 10 oz.)

0.33 cup torn fresh basil

0.33 cup torn fresh cilantro

How to Make It

Toss together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, and let stand 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Add hot cooked pasta and chicken to tomato mixture; toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter, and top with basil and cilantro.

*1 (20-oz.) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini may be substituted.

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