Guilty as Charged Pasta Salad

Guilty as Charged Pasta Salad

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2012 Merlot

2012 Merlot

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz. bag hearty multicolored pasta
  • 1 9-oz. jar roasted garlic and eggplant spread or anything similar
  • 1 14-oz. can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 1 10-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1 tbsp. dried sweet basil leaves
  • freshly ground pepper and sea salt

Directions

Place pasta in boiling water and cook al dente, 6-10 minutes, drain. Thoroughly blend spread into pasta. Add next three ingredients, being sure to include the juice from tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Sample and adjust the seasonings with freshly ground pepper and sea salt.








Ellena's Notes


The above ingredients are just a guideline. I often add a bit of veggies, olives, or any other item that looks good when I rummage through the refrigerator. Merlot is a great pasta wine—big, bold, intense and lots of fruit.

Eat simple, eat well! ~ Ellena




Eat Simple, Eat Well, Ellena