Week 3’s Winner Would Like To Add Some Pizzazz To Your Pasta Salad
We’ve been getting really excited by the submissions you all have sent for the Dreamfields’ Pastapalooza Pasta Salad Contest. Keep checking our blog, Facebook and Twitter to see who our weekly winners are, get inspirational ideas about different ingredients for your pasta salad and if you’d like to add some amazing summer recipes to try soon!
This week, one of our weekly winners adds some pizzazz to your meal with the Pizzazz Pasta Salad. Featuring delicious deli pepperoni, sweet, succulent cherry peppers for a bit of zing, mozzarella, parmesan, cherry tomatoes as well as herbs and spices for some added flavor; this is definitely the kind pasta salad that will have your guests asking for the recipe.
Pizzazz Pasta Salad
1lb Dreamfields Rotini, cooked, drained and set aside
1/2 lb deli pepperoni, diced
3 cherry peppers, drained, seeded and chopped
1/2 lb mozzarella, cubed
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoon prepared pesto
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
To start, prepare the spaghetti according to package directions. By using Dreamfields pasta there are some added nutritional benefits to this already healthy salad. Made from durum wheat semolina, Dreamfields provides the same taste and texture as traditional pasta but with twice the fiber and fewer digestible carbohydrates (only five grams) per serving. This makes it ideal for everyone in the family, especially those who have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Next combine the deli pepperoni, cherry peppers, mozzarella, parmesan, tomatoes and basil.
Afterwards, combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, adding the cooked rotini before stirring to mix well.
Finally, combine both bowls into a large serving bowl before serving. To serve chilled, do not add sauce or combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate pasta sauce mixture and mixed ingredients. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving; toss with Dreamfields pasta.
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Stay tuned, we will be sharing new Pasta Salad recipes all summer long!