Pasta Salad: Let the Summer BBQ’s Begin


It’s the first official week of summer (according to the school schedule), which means its Barbecue Time!!    Every good cook needs a stand out recipe for potlucks and I always use this one called JoJo’s Pasta Salad.  JoJo is the sister of a lady my friend used to babysit for while we were in college…. so obviously, we’re really close.

This recipe is really easy, but does involve a lot of chopping.

Cook 1 lb. of pasta (I like using the tri-colored variety)

Then chop, dice and add:

1/4 lb. hard salami

1/4 lb. provolone cheese

2-3 tomatoes

1 small red onion

2 small zucchinis

1 red pepper

1 small can sliced black olives

1/4 cup minced parsley

Time for the dressing! In a bowl, wisk together:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 minced garlic clove

1 1/2 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp salt

Then, the best part. MORE CHEESE! Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.    Let the flavors marry one another in the refrigerator and then serve.  Delish!

And let me prove my love to my husband.  I hate olives and he LOVES olives.  Feeling nice today so I put the olives in!  This is true love.

Last step is EAT and ENJOY!


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