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Marinated Antipasto Pasta Salad


Marinated Antipasto Pasta Salad

Marinated Antipasto Pasta Salad

Make-Ahead Time 2 hours or 1 month in refrigerator

Final Prep Time 20 minutes

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, peeled
2/3 cup white balsamic or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces uncooked ziti or mostaccioli pasta
6 ounces Genoa salami or summer sausage, diced
6 ounces provolone, smoked mozzarella or regular mozzarella cheese, diced
12 calamata olives
12 red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes
4 bottled peperoncini peppers, sliced and seeded
Lettuce leaves
Chopped fresh basil

Preparation

  1. For dressing, drop garlic through feed tube of food processor while motor is running. Process until garlic is minced.
  2. Add vinegar, mustard, salt and sugar; process until blended. With motor running, slowly pour oil through feed tube; process until thickened. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or up to 1 month.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cool water.
  4. Combine pasta, salami, cheese, olives, tomatoes and peperoncini in medium bowl. Add dressing; toss well. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with basil.

Serving suggestion

Serve with crusty Italian bread or crisp bread sticks.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 1603 mg
Protein 17 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Total Fat 55 g
Calories from Fat 74 %
Calories 665

Dietary Exchange

Fat 9-1/2
Meat 2
Vegetable 1
Starch 1-1/2

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