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Summer Pasta Salad with Boursin is a flavor-packed pasta salad including zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, basil and Boursin cheese. Make for a whole meal or a side.
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Summer Pasta Salad with Boursin

Summer Pasta Salad with Boursin is a flavor-packed pasta salad including zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, basil and Boursin cheese. Serve as an entree, side or salad. Original Recipe: Cook's Country Easy Summer Vegetable Pasta
Course Salad or Side
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -12
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Small Shell Macaroni
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 sweet yellow onion - diced
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 zucchini cut into half lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 yellow squash yellow squash, cut into half lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 12-16 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 5.2 ounce Boursin cheese - garlic & herb flavored. Homemade Boursin
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil - chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Using a large Dutch oven, bring 4 quarts water to a boil. Add macaroni and 2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Cook macaroni al dente according to package directions.
  3. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta cooking water and drain pasta.
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  5. Using the same pot the pasta was in, heat oil and butter until until shimmering.
  6. Add onion and cook 3 minutes or until softened.
  7. Add garlic, turn down the heat and cook 1 more minute. Garlic burns quickly so stir often and watch closely.
  8. Add yellow squash, zucchini, 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water to the onions and garlic.
  9. Cook until vegetables are tender but not mushy, about 6 minutes.
  10. Stir in cooked macaroni, tomatoes, basil, Boursin cheese and remaining 1/2 cup reserved pasta water. (The Boursin cheese will melt while incorporating it with hot ingredients.)
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  13. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
  14. Delicious served hot or cold.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This salad is great served hot or cold.
Add cubed chicken and serve as an entree.