Thursday, April 12, 2012

Everything Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a great addition to grilled meat or you can have it for a meal. It is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a snack. It is a pasta salad that is meant to be served chilled aka made in advance and kept in the fridge! This is very easy to prepare and impressive. All you need is some time to chop! It is very easy to omit the vegetables that you do not like and add in some of your favorites. It is highly addicting and a crowd pleaser. This is something that will not be kept long in your refrigerator!
Source: Katherine Catogno (family friend)

Ingredients for Pasta:
1 lb. of Mini Farfalla Pasta
1/2 lb. of Shaved Turkey Breast (I go to the deli and ask them to thinly shave it. It is much easier to cut this way, but you can use the lunch meat package)
1/2 lb. of Shaved Honey Ham (same method as turkey)
2 cups of Chopped Pepperoni (one package of Hormel Pepperoni's, chopped)
1 cup of Black Olives, chopped
1 cup of Green Olives, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 cup of Onion, chopped finely
1 jar of Artichokes, marinated and chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
2 cups of Mozerella Cheese, shredded

Ingredients for Dressing:
1/2 cup of Vinegar
3/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Basil
1 tsp of Pepper

First, cook your pasta according to package, al dente.

Now get to chopping. Chop all of your ingredients and add to your pasta as you go. This keeps your cutting board clean!

After all of the ingredients are chopped and added to the pasta, make your dressing.

Simply mix the vinegar, oil,salt, basil, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients well and drizzle over the pasta. Mix well and refrigerate.

Yes, it was really that easy! Enjoy.

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