Pasta salad

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A Pasta Salad Where Each Component Shines
Forget those heavy concoctions where elbow macaroni almost gets lost in a sea of mayo, with the only salvation the occasional fleck of celery. This lightened-up rendition incorporates fresh tomatoes, cannellini beans and curly-leafed lettuce, so it truly feels like a well-balanced dish. Orecchiette, or small shells, are the ideal pasta, since they are easy to scoop up and also hold the other ingredients, which include hazelnuts, mint and shaved Parmesan.

Get the recipe: Summer Pasta Salad