Monday, December 10, 2007

Pizza Pasta Salad

-Rachael Ray, slightly modified

1 lb. wagon wheel pasta, cooked al dente

Mix and add to pasta mixture while it is still hot:
1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/3 to 1/4 cup olive oil
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cool to room temperature, then add:

2 plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped
½ medium red onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeded & chopped
2 sticks pepperoni, casing removed & cut into small dice (or 5 oz. pepperoni minis)
1/2 to 1 lb. Fresh mozzarella cheese, diced

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