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Pearl Pasta Salad Recipe
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Pearl Pasta Salad Recipe

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I was served this salad at a hotel in Sacramento and just loved it. Here’s my version. It’s great to take along on camping trips or picnics.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked acini di pepe pasta
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 299 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions, adding corn during the last 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, pesto, cheese, oil, salt and pepper. Add pasta and corn; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Pearl Pasta Salad in Country August/September 2009, p51

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 299 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Pearl Pasta Salad(2)

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

I've made the recipe many times for potlucks and it's always a hit. I've made it with both the Acini de Pepe and with Orzo. I also add a bit of Italian Seasoning to liven up the flavors.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

I liked this salad but my family thought it was just OK. One didn't care for the corn, but I think the others were just not used to the acini de pepe pasta texture and size.

I'd recommend making this at least a day ahead of time to let the flavors blend together. It was much better the second day.

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