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THREE PEPPER PASTA SALAD
  • 1 (16 ounce) package tri-color pasta
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 orange bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives, drained
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
    2. In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, white wine vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.
    3. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, dressing mixture, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, tomato, and olives. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve.

     
     

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