Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blue Cheese Olive Pasta - 52 Side Dish recipes

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This is a terrific side dish.  The dish can be made in advance, chilled in the frisge and served as a cold salad.  Perfect for entertaining when anything that can be made in advance makes your life easier.

It also is FANTASTIC served fresh and hot.

The mix of Blue Cheese (the stuffing in the olives) and the Tart yet sweet Vinaigrette really makes this shine as a dish.

EASY to make
FAST to prepare
and LOADED with flavors that stand out!

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Blue Cheese Olive Pasta

  • 1 Box Spiral Pasta, prepared Al Dente (prepared 1 minute less than advised on the box)
  • 1 Can (7 Ounces) Jar Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives (reserve the Oil in the Jar), cut Olives into 4ths
  • 5 Large Basil Leaves, Cut Chiffonade style into ribbons for garnish
  • 2 TBS Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese for Garnish)
  • 3 Ounces of the Oil from the Olive Jar
  • 1 Ounce White Wine Vineger
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • 1 TBS Yellow Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Sugar to Taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Prepare the Pasta according to the directions on the box, except always better to boil 1 minute less than advised (Al Dente style).
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the Vnaigrette. In a blender, add all of the Vinaigrette ingredients (Oil from the Olive Jar, Vinegar, Honey, Mustard, Salt and Pepper. Process in the blender for a minute. Taste. Add additional Sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain and return to pot. Add the diced olives with the blue cheese and mix with the vinaigrette.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle Basil and Parmesan Cheese as Garnish.
  5. Serve hot or cold from the fridge and ENJOY!!!


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