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Pearl Pasta Salad

 Pearl Pasta Salad
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.
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions,
  • adding corn during the last 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold
  • water.
  • 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.
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.