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Italian Style Pasta Salad with Broccoli Rabe, Grapes and Olives


  1. 1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Once it’s al dente, drain, rinse with cold water and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place in the fridge to chill.
  2. 2. Place a large skillet or stock pot over high heat and bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  1. 3. Chop the broccoli rabe into 2 inch long pieces and submerge them into the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. 4. Drain the broccoli rabe and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  1. 5. When the pasta is cold, mix together the pasta, broccoli rabe, cubed chicken breast, cherry tomato halves, halved red grapes, olives, Parmesan cheese and white wine vinegar.

  1. 6. Add the salt gradually, stirring and tasting after each addition until you reach the desired seasoning level. Serve cold.

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