Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Antipasto Pasta Salad



The before pasta, pasta salad. Why put pasta off into the future when you can have it now? I've posted this recipe before on the blog, but it was combined with another recipe, so I'm posting it here to make it more convenient. One of these days I need to take a picture of it! It's really one of my very favorite things in the whole world.

Antipasto Pasta Salad



2 16 oz. packages of cheese tortellini cooked, drained, and cooled
16 oz. diced mozzarella (fresh or not)
4 oz. prosciutto (can also substitute pepperoni - a stick, chopped up, is best, but sliced is ok)
pepperoncini peppers, stems cut off
kalamata olives
red onion, diced
sun-dried tomatoes or halved grape tomatoes
sliced roasted red peppers
artichoke hearts

Mix the above together.

Add dressing. Mix gently and chill.

Dressing:

1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried orégano, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

Whisk dressing until emulsified. The dressing will be opaque, and there will not be a separation of the oil and vinegar. Pour over all other ingredients mixed in large bowl. This keeps for several days.

5 comments:

Alison... said...

Sounds wonderful but where's the picture?

;-)

Tom said...

Hi There:

I wanted to let you know that I tried your potato croquettes and they were the bomb! I am very picky, so often your recipes have something that I won't eat, but, I jump in and read your blog every now and again and find it to be very interesting!

The pork dumplings sounded good, but looked like a lot of work!

Stephanie Carnes said...

Tom, thanks so much! I love hearing when someone makes one of the recipes I post.

The trick to dumplings is to invite your friends over for a dumpling party and have them wrap them for you. :-)

Anonymous said...

This is the best pasta salad that I have ever had. I made it last night for a get together and it was a hit. Thanks for the great recipe!

Alison... said...

Thanks for adding the pic