Tomatoes and basil, fresh from the garden, are tossed with olives, bell peppers, rotini pasta, then dressed with a creamy, piquant blend of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and garlic. Let the salad chill overnight to bring out the snappy flavors.
This is pure picnic food, but can work as a winter ‘s evening supper as well. Macaroni noodles are cooked up and splashed with vinegar and then folded into chilled veggies – tomatoes, cheese, peppers, green onions, and celery. Then comes the herbed mayonnaise. Serves six.