Monday, May 22, 2017

Italian Pasta Salad

It's always hard to distinguish one salad from another on the internet, so the best way I can describe this recipe is that....I like it so much I have an old fashion recipe card written for this one, you know, in case the internet goes out of style and we stop keeping electronic copies...this one is one I DON'T want to lose.  Some pasta salads are bland, but not this one.  It's definitely a tangy salad with the salami and lemon juice.  I love it, and love that it doesn't leave me craving flavor.  It's a super simple one to throw together and....it makes enough you might actually be willing to share a bowl or two.
Italian Pasta Salad
Ingredients:  1 lb angel hair pasta (cooked), 1/2 lb salami (chopped), 1/2 c. black olives, 1/2 c. green peppers (chopped), 1/2 c. roasted red peppers (chopped), 1/2 c. marinated mini mozzarella balls (halved), 1/4 c. olive oil, 2 T. lemon juice, 1 t. kosher salt, 1/4 t. crushed red peppers
*if you can't find the marinated mozzarella balls, you can use cubed mozzarella pieces.  
Instructions:  
1.  Cook the pasta according to the directions (until al dente).  Drain, and place in a bowl.
2.  Add salami, olives, roasted red pepper, green peppers, and mozzarella.
3.  In a separate bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and red pepper flakes.  Toss with salad.
Serve immediately, or serve cold.....it's great either way.
*SERVES 8

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