Zucchini Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
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this delicious pasta salad has the great flavors of balsamic and mint along with zucchini for a fresh taste, it can also be served hot. Add chicken or shrimp for a fun meal.
Recipe type: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 8 oz pasta, cooked to package directions (I used large elbows)
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette, or oil and balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese (or Parmesan)
  • pinch dry oregano
  • fresh mint
  1. While the pasta is cooking, slice the zucchini into quarters, then slice them so you have "triangle" pieces.
  2. Mix the dressing of a balsamic vinaigrette (or mix oil and balsamic vinegar) with dijon mustard, add a pinch of dry oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. When pasta is done, rice in cold water until pasta is cold.
  4. Allow pasta to drain well, then toss with dressing, then add in the zucchini and onion.
  5. Refrigerate until all chilled, add more balsamic vinegar so it's not dry, mix well.
  6. Top with diced fresh mint and grated cheese and serve.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2021/08/zucchini-pasta-salad-with-balsamic-vinaigrette.html