Recipe // smoked mozzarella pasta salad

May 14, 2013

It’s becoming that time of year where backyard barbecues are in full force, and potlucks are on the agenda.  I love this pasta salad, it has such a unique smoky flavor from the smoked mozzarella, that makes it really stand out!
The addition of fresh spinach and roasted red peppers really helps complete the salad.
Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad
1 1b box of pasta cooked according to package directions.  I like penne or rigatoni
3/4 cup mayo
juice of 1 fresh lemon
1 tsp honey
1 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
8 ounces fresh smoked mozzarella, cubed
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup shredded parmegianno reggiano cheese
1-2 small cloves garlic, minced very small
In a large serving bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice, honey, vinegar, pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic, and whisk.  Stir in the remaining ingredients, and taste for spices.
Serve immediately or keep refridgerated.

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