Monday, June 7, 2010

Pasta Salad

With summer so close I can almost taste it, I thought I'd make a summer salad...a pasta salad to be exact.

Pasta Salad

1 pkg. (7 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
6 oz. hard salami, julienned
6 oz. provolone cheese, cubed
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup each chopped green pepper and chopped sweet red pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 salt
dash of pepper
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. In a large bowl add pasta and next 9 ingredients. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt & pepper; shake well. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with tomatoes.
Makes 10-12 servings.

Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you. It's not that many ingredients and it's a snap to put together.

Pull up a chair, grab a bowl and enjoy!


Debbie said...

I have made salad like's great yours is a little different.

Ana said...

Yumola Gina...your salad looks gooood. Thanks a lot, now I'm hungry :-) Hee, hee, hee. Thank you for sharing the recipe...Have a wonderful day my friend and here's hoping for beautiful sunny days for the both of us. Sooner than later, I hope...NO MORE JUNE GLOOM!

Hugs and Kisses,

Just a simple gal said...


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