March 21, 2016

Easy Italian Pasta Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

On the Menu Today~
Easy Italian Pasta Salad with
Champagne Vinaigrette

This easy, Italian pasta salad is
made with Easter themed pasta.
The perfect pasta salad to serve with
your Easter meal or to welcome Spring.

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

One great thing about making a pasta salad is...
you can change the ingredients and
pasta shapes to include any ingredients
you have on hand.

The other great thing is...
Pasta Salads are Fast, Easy and
Always Delicious~

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easter Pasta-Aldi

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1 (16 oz) package Easter shaped pasta or pasta of your choice (Aldi)
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried julienne cut tomatoes with Italian herbs, do not drain oil (Bella Sun Luci)
  • 1 (2 oz) can black olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup hard salami, julienned
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimentos
  • 1/2 cup champagne vinaigrette dressing, recipe follows or
  • 1/2 cup specially selected champagne vinaigrette dressing (Aldi)
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese, for garnish
  • Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Salad Dressing Directions:
  2. Whisk together the garlic, mustard, vinegar, white wine, orange juice, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified or you can combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree' until smooth.
  3. Pasta Salad Directions:
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  5. Add pasta, cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water.
  7. Toss pasta with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  8. Mix dressing ingredients, pour over ingredients in bowl.
  9. Toss ingredients with dressing.
  10. Chill and Serve.

Pasta, Salad, Tomatoes, Italian, Cheese, Salami
Specially Selected Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing-Aldi
Easy Italian Pasta Salad

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