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    Farmer's Market Pasta Salad

    Feel free to add or substitute ingredients to incorporate the items you find this weekend at your farmer’s market.

    Ingredients

    • 8 cups whole wheat blend pasta, cooked, drained (rotini or penne)
    • 1/2 cup pesto, (fresh or frozen pesto from the supermarket)
    • 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
    • 1 cup bell pepper, finely diced (use yellow, red, or orange for a color contrast)
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts* (toasted), optional
    • 3 cups in-season veggies, (zucchini or carrot slices, broccoli or cauliflower florets, green beans, or whatever veggie looks good) lightly cooked and cooled

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Add pasta to large serving bowl along with the pesto, diced tomato, bell pepper, and in-season vegetables. Toss to blend well.
    Step 2
    Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the top if desired and serve. If not serving immediately, cover well and keep refrigerated until needed.

    Tips

    *To toast pine nuts, just add to small nonstick frying pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they are lightly brown.

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