Thursday, January 23, 2014

Italian Pasta Salad

I love pasta salads! You almost always can put whatever you want in them and throw on a vinaigrette dressing and your done. It's hard to mess up a pasta salad. Which is one of the main reasons it is always a go to dish when company comes over. ;) This salad is delicious, light, and flavorful. I love the salami & mini pepperoni's along with the mozzarella. So tasty!! It can be a side or a whole meal in itself. What are your favorite ingredients to put in your pasta salad?
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fusilli (spiral) pasta                       
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved                                                                 
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubes                       
  • 1/2 pound salami, cubed                             
  • 1 bag of small pepperoni's
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces    
  • 1 (10 ounce) can black olives, drained                  
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, drained                    
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
2. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, pepperoni, green pepper, olives, and pimentos. Pour in salad dressing, and toss to coat.
Recipe adapted & modified from All Recipes.

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