Pasta salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes! When I was growing up, my mom would make a huge batch to keep it in the refrigerator and pull it out for as many dinners or lunches as possible.
Technique tip: Make this the night before you plan to serve it so the ingredients have a chance to fully marinate.
For the red wine vinaigrette:
Combine all ingredients into a container with an air-tight lid and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the pasta salad:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Once cooked strain and run under cold water to cool. Transfer the pasta to a large mixing bowl and combine all ingredients. Mix well and let sit overnight.