Monday, May 19, 2014

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad with Julie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva

I am so excited to have Julie here today to share a fantastic recipe with us. Julie blogs at Confessions of a Cooking Diva, make sure to check out her Crock-Pot Lemon Chicken

Hi. My name is Julie and I blog over at Confessions of a Cooking Diva. I blog all about food. I love to cook and try new recipes all the time. I like to make a mix of dishes some complicated and some super quick and simple like this pasta salad. bow-tie pasta supreme
This salad can be done in 20 minutes or less and is packed with tons of flavor. I've made this salad for many potlucks and it's always a hit.

 To Make - Ingredients: Salad: •2 plum tomatoes, chopped •½ medium red onion, chopped •1 small green pepper, chopped •1 lb. mozzarella cheese, diced •¼ tsp. basil •1 lb pasta of your choice •Dressing: •1 tsp garlic salt •1 tsp dried oregano leaves •1 tbsp tomato paste •2 tbsp red wine vinegar •⅓ cup olive oil •black pepper to taste

1.Cook pasta according to directions and drain, set aside in a large bowl.
2. Chop the vegetables and add them to the pasta. Add the cheese and basil to the pasta.
3.Mix well.
4.In a small bowl, whisk the garlic salt, oregano, tomato paste and vinegar together. Stream in the olive oil while continuing to whisk.
 5.Once the oil is incorporated, pour the dressing over the pasta salad, add the pepper and toss well.

Julie is a food writer and recipe developer at Confessions of a Cooking Diva. She enjoys teaching others how to cook delicious food that their families will enjoy. She lives in Salt Lake City with her fiancé and adorable basset hounds.
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