Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cold Pasta Salad with Salmon

10 ounces rotini pasta
1 can salmon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/8 cup chopped green onions
4 tablespoons fresh parsley
tomato wedges
Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta. Drain. Drain salmon, reserving 1 teaspoon of liquid. Combine reserved salmon liquid with oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Whisk or shake to blend well. Pour over the warm pasta. Cool pasta and dressing mixture. Add salmon, chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, and parsley. Cover and chill thoroughly. Garnish with tomato wedges and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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