So yesterday was the second backyard BBQ that I attended this season and I was assigned to bring a salad. I'm not one to prepare and try things ahead of time, so, needing to be able to count on my contribution tasting fantastic I googled "Jamie Oliver best pasta salad". I boiled small shell pasta with 3 cloves of garlic as directed and combined the cooled pasta with fresh ingredients: tomatoes, chives, basil, olives, & cucumber. Each ingredient was cut to roughly half the size of the pasta (that was the hard part). The boiled garlic was removed from it's skin and combined with white wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt & pepper for the dressing. It was a hit!
... Joan made me do it.