Herbed Pasta Salad


Submitted by Melissa Loughney, Texas

This is a great pasta salad for a potluck or picnic.
 
Ingredients
1 (16 ounces) package bow-tie pasta
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
7 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
½ small red onion, chopped
½ cup of pickled banana pepper rings
1 (2 ¼ ounces) can black olive slices
8 slices salami, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, thinly shredded
 
Dressing
¾ cup olive oil
¾ cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 drops Basil oil

Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.
  4. Toss dressing with pasta until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  5. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy.

Tip: Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve, to maintain freshness.


Herbed Pasta Salad

with Basil essential oil

Servings:18

Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:1 hour

Difficulty:Easy

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounces) package bow-tie pasta
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
7 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
½ small red onion, chopped
½ cup of pickled banana pepper rings
1 (2 ¼ ounces) can black olive slices
8 slices salami, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, thinly shredded
 
Dressing
¾ cup olive oil
¾ cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 drops Basil oil

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.
  4. Toss dressing with pasta until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  5. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy!

Tips:

Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve, to maintain freshness.

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