Sunday, March 7, 2010

Creamy Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is delicious..don't be discouraged by some of the ingredients.. this recipe does take some time to prepare, but well worth it! Props to Shelle Clouse for this recipe :)

2 bags of color rotini or bow tie pasta (cooked and cooled) add a little olive oil so they don't stick
2-3 cups mayo
2-3 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4-6 Tbsp red wine vinegar recipe or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sliced black olives or more
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 cup red bell peppers (opt)
sliced salami
chopped red onion
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
4-6 Tbsp garlic
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Mix ingredients well and enjoy!

let the red wine vinegar recipe sit in an air tight container at room temp for about 2 weeks prior

Red Wine Vinegar recipe:

bay leaves
orange peel
peppercorn pepper
Red Wine Vinegar
mix herbs 1:1 with about 2 cups vinegar

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