Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad

  • nfh078 Posted: 01/17/09
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    This has become a favorite for my family and friends. I do substitute red pepper flakes, which I mix in with the dressing, for the chopped green chilis and add sun-dried tomatoes.

  • italy05 Posted: 07/14/09
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    This salad was really great. It was so quick and easy to make. Very nice for an after work dinner. I added a few more chilies for a little more heat. Served with a fresh baquette and a beverage on the patio Yummy.

  • Vangie73 Posted: 07/03/11
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    Fabulous salad - made with smoked gouda and sun-dried tomatoes. I omitted green chilis since some family members can't take the slightest heat and it was still great.

  • kvluv2cook Posted: 08/03/11
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    Made this dish for a 4th of July party at our home - it was by far the best pasta salad i've ever had. Not a big fan of those italian dressing based pasta salad, and this one was a nice alternative with lots of delicious veggies. I made the following changes: used the entire box of 12 oz rotini, substitued smoked provalone for smoked mozz, used double the shaved parmesean, substitued a couple swirls of EVOO for the mayo (not necessary), used a 12 oz jar of marinated artichokes, added some chopped cherry tomatoes and chopped red/yellow sweet peppers, along with fresh chopped parsley/basil. Our guests wanted the recipe!

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