Campanelle Salad – PPN

Link to roundup.

I am tickled to show pictures of our little dog Panda trying to emulate her new found idol “Kung Fu Panda”. Funny how cartoons can have such an influence on children.


I am so glad I am no longer hindered with slow dial up connection. One reason I am tickled pink is I can now participate in Presto Pasta Nights the pasta loving event started by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast.

I got my post together and then realized it was the first time PPN would be hosted by a guest. Kevin of Closet Cooking is doing the roundup honors this week.

This recipe was simple and a great outlet to use up some of my homemade pesto. Link to Pesto Recipe.

I adapted this recipe from , Sheila Lukins, Farfalle Salad, but used Campanelle, roasted red peppers, and kalamata olives.

An even greater hit was the following night with the leftovers I added some browned smoked sausage and served it warmed. Sorry but I didn’t get pictures of it with the smoked sausage, but here it is in it’s original state.

Campanelle Salad

1/4 cup roasted red pepper — chopped
1 each red onion — chopped
1 cup cooked peas
3 each scallions — sliced thin
1/4 cup kalamata olive — chopped
1 cup pesto sauce — homemade or your favorite
1 pound pasta — Campanelle
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Combine the peppers,onion,peas,scallion and olives in a large bowl.

Cook your pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Drain well but reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

Toss the hot pasta with the pesto adding enough water to combine. Add this to the vegetables and toss well. Sprinkle with the parmesan.

Refridgerate and bring to room temperature to serve.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kevin
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 21:27:00

    This is one tasty sounding pesto pasta salad. I like pesto pasta but I have not tried adding extras to them yet. I will have to change that! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights!


  2. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 21:41:57

    Thank you Kevin.


  3. Ruth
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 22:53:54

    It does look delicious. So glad you now have high speed connectivity…I hope that means more pasta dishes to share with Presto pasta Nights.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jun 14, 2008 @ 07:09:54

    Thank you Ruth it is a great event.


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