Pasta salad screams summer to me. Especially since I love all the fresh bell peppers, herbs, and tomatoes of summer. I could not resist to use some fresh basil, even though it really is not a pantry item. I did really enjoy the pequillo peppers and capers with the balsamic vinaigrette though.
10 oz of Barilla Plus pasta, cooked per instructions
1/2 red onion, finely diced
3 TBS of capers, drained
8 pequillo peppers, sliced
1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes, reconstituted in warm water and drained
5 chicken Italian sausage, cooked and sliced
1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of balsamic vinaigrette (Maple Grove Farms)
Nothing crazy complicated here....just put everything together in a bowl. The longer it sits, the better it is. Enjoy!