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Pesto and Pasta Salad

This is a beautiful dish. Prepare it with the freshest vegetables you can find.

Prepare the Vegetables:
2-3 cups cherry tomatoes, whole
1 c minature carrots, sliced thickly
3 stalks celery, sliced thickly
1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
4 oz can sliced black olives
3/4 c crumbled feta
4 oz havarti cheese, chopped into small cubes and mixed with a bit of olive oil
[optional] cucumber, chopped
[optional] 3/4 c pepperoni sausage, cubed
Prepare the Pasta:
1 lb spiral macaroni, cooked al dente and mixed with a bit of olive oil
Several heaping tablespoons good grade pesto, stirred in gently

This salad has no dressing. The feta flavors the vegies, the pesto flavors the pasta. The pepperoni is completely optional; it is a delicious dish without any meat in it at all.

Serve pasta and vegies in one large dish with vegies in the middle and the pasta in a ring around them.
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