July 25, 2013

Pepperoni Broccoli Pasta Salad

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, my mom's side of the family has a family reunion.  This year, my cousin Amanda's yummy pasta salad was a side dish to some delicious pulled pork sandwiches (thanks cousin Melinda!).  I snagged this recipe and immediately planned to make it at our annual 4th of July party.

As you'll notice in the picture below, I totally forgot the broccoli when I made it and didn't even realize it in all the 4th of July hoopla until it was too late, but it was still really yummy without it.  This is a great summer side dish for sandwiches, BBQ, burgers, hot dogs...the possibilities are many!

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 6 oz noodles (the original recipe called for macaroni, but I used rotini)
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 c. broccoli
  • 4 oz pepperoni
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
Directions:
  • Cook noodles according to package directions
  • In a large bowl, mix oil, vinegar, salt, crushed red pepper, and basil
    • Combine with cooked noodles
  • Stir in parmesan, cover dish, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Add broccoli, pepperoni, tomatoes, and mozzarella
  • Toss and serve!
 

No comments:

Post a Comment