Fusilli Pasta Salad

Total Time
40 mins
15 mins

Oh this is so good!!! I have been making this recipe since 2003 from some magazine or other. I just love the olives and raisins together. Have always gotten many compliments from this simple yet delicious salad. Enjoy.

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  1. In small saucepan, heat the wine over medium heat just till warm. Add raisins and remove from heat. Let stand 15-30 minutes to plump; drain reserving wine. Set both aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water; drain again.
  3. In large serving bowl, toss together cooled, pasta, raisins and olives.
  4. In jar, combine reserved wine, olive oil, lemon juice, basil, shallots, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well to mix. Pour over pasta, toss to coat. Cover and chill salad for 3-24 hours. Before serving add nuts and toss.
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3 5

it was alright. it had an interesting taste.