Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad


  • The Parmesan Dressing

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced 1 1/2 tsp)

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • The Salad

  • 1/2 lb Penne pasta

  • 2 cups packed baby spinach,washed and stemmed

  • 2 small jarred roasted red peppers

  • 1/2 lb smoked mozzarella cheese diced

  • Prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients with hand mixer, food processor, or in a blender until dressing is smooth

  • Prepare salad by cooking pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until chilled through and drain well

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked pasta, spinach,  roasted red peppers and smoked mozzarella. toss the salad with dressing and serve immediately.

Prep time:20 min

Cook time:17 minutes



Keywords: sides,pasta


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