Caprese Pasta Salad

Staff Writer
Caprese Pasta Salad
Patricia Stagich

The secret to this pasta salad is in a jar. Marinated roasted red peppers with olive oil and garlic add tons of flavor to an otherwise bland pasta salad.

8
Servings
707
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound tri-color fusilli pasta, or any kind of short pasta
  • 6 Ounces Genoa salami, cubed
  • 6 Ounces Provolone cheese, cubed
  • One 12-ounce jar canned red peppers, olive oil and garlic-marinated, liquid included, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • One 8-ounce container fresh bocconcini mozzarella
  • 1 Cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus extra shaved for garnish
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. When done, rinse in cold water and drain.  Place in a large bowl and add the next 7 ingredients, including the olive oil and garlic from the jar of peppers. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper and shake well. Pour over the salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with shaved Parmigiano.

Caprese Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Caprese Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
72%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Protein
24g
49%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
132µg
15%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.2%
Vitamin C
25mg
42%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
53µg
67%
Calcium
352mg
35%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
28µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
28µg
7%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
57mg
14%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
372mg
53%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
400mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.5%
Sodium
1327mg
55%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.2%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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