Pasta Salad is a classic dish that we see a lot in the warmer months at BBQs and get togethers. They’re a great way to get a lot of wonderful flavors in one dish! I love a good pasta salad, so I thought I’d start with a classic version and throughout the summer do a couple different takes. Enjoy!
CLASSIC PASTA SALAD
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup | Servings: 10 | Calories per Serving: 133
🌿 4 Ounces Whole Grain Rotini Noodles
🌿 3.5 Ounces Salami
🌿 4 Ounces Mozzarella Pearls
🌿 4 Ounces Pepperoncini Peppers
🌿 3/4 Cup Peas
🌿 6 Pieces Sun Dried Tomatoes
🌿 1 Tablespoon Capers
🌿 1 Tablespoon EVOO
🌿 1 Lemon
🌿 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
🌿 1 Cup Parsley
🌿 3 Tablespoons Basil
🌿 Black Pepper, Red Pepper, and Garlic Powder
🌿 In a medium pot start to boil water on high heat.
🌿 While that is boiling, start to chop the salami into bite size pieces.
🌿 Chop the pepperoncini peppers and the sun dried tomatoes.
🌿 In a large bowl, mix together the salami, pepperoncini pepper, sun dried tomatoes, capers, mozzarella pearls, and peas.
🌿 Pour in the EVOO, vinegar and squeeze the juice from the lemon into the bowl. Mix well.
🌿 Once the water is bowling, pour the rotini noodles in. Stir often so they do not stick together.
🌿 Chop the parsley and basil and sprinkle them along with the black pepper, red pepper, and garlic powder into to bowl. Mix well.
🌿 When the pasta is done cooking, drain and let cool for a few minutes.
🌿 Pour the pasta into bowl with the other ingredients and mix well.
🌿 You can eat it right then or serve cool!