Susan Branch is one of my favorite illustrators.
This is from her Heart of the Home recipe book.
It's called Pasta Salad.
Simple and soooo delicious.
1 lb. corkscrew pasta
1/2 lb tortellini with cheese
1/2 C. plus 1 Tbs. olive oil
6 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch broccoli, in small flowerettes
2 med. zucchini, sliced & quartered
1 1/2 snow peas (or frozen)
2 sweet red peppers, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 6oz. can pitted black olives
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 C. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 C. Romaon cheese, grated
freshly ground pepper
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain & put into a large bowl.
Pour oil into saucepan; add garlic & cook slowly till garlic is light brown.
Set aside to cool.
Lightly blanch broccoli, zucchini, and snow peas ~ refresh in cold water & set aside. Toss the pasta with garlic oil~ add rest of ingredients & toss very gently.
Two things of importance: don't let garlic get dark-colored while cooking in oil AND don't overcook the blanched veggies~ they should be firm in shape, but tender to the bite.
Best served at room temperature.