Marinated Mozzarella Pasta Salad
lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Tuscanini Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Basil
Fresh Parsley Chopped*
s tsp red pepper flakes
fresh ground black pepper
ball of Fresh Mozzarella Cubed
Box Rigatoni or Penne pasta cooked according to directions
bag of Spinach
sun dried tomatoes slices
cherry tomatoes halved
Mix all marinade ingredients together, and pour over mozzarella cubes, making sure each cube is coated evenly. Allow to marinate in the fridge overnight, up to 24 hours.
Add Salad ingredients (pasta, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes) in a large bowl
Using a slotted spoon, separate the mozzarella cubes from the marinade and add them to the salad. Reserve the leftover marinade.
Add balsamic vinegar to the remaining marinade and mix to create the dressing.
Pour dressing generously over salad, and toss to mix evenly.
Serve fresh and enjoy!
*If using dried herbs, use 1 tsp for every tbs of fresh herb called for
** While this salad is best served fresh, it will last 3-4 days in the fridge for your continued enjoyment
Mozzarella, Pasta Salad, Summer Lunch