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Bacon And Basil Pasta Salad

Summertime favorite.

Prep
Cook
Serves 20people
Ingredients
1
oz (16 oz) penne pasta
1/2
lb sliced bacon
1
pt grape tomatoes, cut in half
2
medium red or green bell peppers or 1 of each, chopped (2 cups)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
1
tbsp dijon mustard
1/2
cup olive oil
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tsp salt
1/2
tsp freshly ground pepper
Directions
1.
Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2.
Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
3.
Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes until crisp; drain on paper towels.
4.
Crumble bacon; refrigerate until serving time.
5.
In large bowl, mix pasta, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions.
6.
In small bowl, beat vinegar and mustard with whisk. Add oil; beat with whisk until blended.
7.
Stir in basil, salt and pepper.
8.
Pour over pasta mixture and toss to combine.
9.
Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
10.
Just before serving, sprinkle bacon over salad and toss to combine

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