One Bowl Wonders: balsamic

Picnic Pasta Salad

By Gina Caputo

Picnic Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is a perfect choice for bringing to a potluck or serving at your own cookout - its guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser and you can use gluten free pasta or make two half batches, one with regular and one with gluten-free. The avocado is the crown jewel, adding that creamy goodness that both you and the noodles adore!

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Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Gina Caputo

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp sea salt
  • 5 cracks of black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Helpful Tool:

  • Magic Bullet mini blender

Instructions:

  1. Put the first 5 ingredients into the magic bullet
  2. Whizz for 5 seconds
  3. Add 3 Tbsp of EVOO
  4. Whizz for 10 seconds
  5. Add remaining 3 Tbsp of EVOO
  6. Whizz for 15 seconds

Note: You can make this dressing in a bowl with a whisk. Just drizzle the oil in gradually (about 1 Tbsp at a time) and whisk vigorously between drizzles!

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