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Marinara Pasta Salad with Fresh Mozzarella recipe

Marinara Pasta Salad with Fresh Mozzarella.

An Italian-style pasta salad with slicedzucchini, red and green bell pepper strips, kalamata olives andcubes of fresh mozzarella tossed in a sassy marinara-flavoredsalad dressing.

Recipe: Marinara Pasta Saladwith Fresh Mozzarella

3 cups rotini pasta
11/4 cups (about 12 ounces) refrigerated marinara sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (8-ounce) balls fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
1 cup kalamata olives, halved and pitted
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into small strips
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small strips

  • Cook the pasta according to the packagedirections. Drain; run under cold water to chill.
  • Combine the marinara sauce, vinegar, peppersauce, and salt. Pour over the combined remaining ingredients;mix lightly. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Variation: Omit the marinara sauce, vinegar,pepper sauce, and salt. Toss the ingredients with 1/2 cup preparedoil and vinegar salad dressing.

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of WisconsinMilk Marketing Board, Inc.

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