Sara Dhanani

Mozzarella Pasta Salad

In Favorite Recipes on March 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Birthday fun

I made this pasta salad for my daughters birthday party and it was delicious. This recipe is very similar to Whole Foods smoked mozzarella pasta salad, with a few fun ingredients that make it kid friendly (which child can resist corn and peas??!!). You could use any pasta shape which would hold up like penne or even macaroni, but the fun shape of bowtie was perfect for a tea party.

Ingredients

1 package organic bowtie pasta
1 cup Bocconcino
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup organic mayonnaise
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 cups organic baby spinach (optional)
1/4 cup of frozen corn
1/4 cup of frozen green peas
1 organic red pepper (diced)
3 cloves organic garlic (freshly crushed)
pink himalayan salt (to taste)
pinch organic cayenne pepper (or a few pinches)
shredded parmesan cheese (for topping)

Directions
Boil and prepare pasta according to package directions, making sure not to over cook.
Boil the frozen peas and the corn. Once tender, drain the water and keep aside.
Dice mozzarella cheese, baby spinach and red peppers, set aside.
Put mayonnaise, parmesan cheese white wine vinegar, garlic, pink himalayan salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor and process until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, diced mozzarella, baby spinach, red peppers, corn, peas and dressing.
Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese or even a three cheese blend on top and serve.

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