Sicilian Tomato Basil Penne Salad

Serving Size: 2-3

Ingredients:

Salad
1/2 lb. Pappardelle's Tomato Basil Penne
1/2 medium bell pepper, julienned
1/2 medium onion, julienned
1/2 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets
3 oz. pepperoni sausage, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
1/4 cup Pepperoncini (mild Greek) peppers

Dressing*
6 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Bella Sol Modena Barrel-Aged Balsamic
1/2 cup Bella Sol California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 tablespoons Tabasco Garlic Pepper Sauce
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

*Or use Bella Sol Tuscan Dipping Oil

Instructions: 

  1. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente (about 8 - 10 minutes). Drain.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. (-Or- *Use Bella Sol Tuscan Dipping Oil instead of dressing.)
  3. Pour 1/2 of dressing into salad bowl, toss pasta and dressing and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve the next day on a bed of radicchio and garnish with fresh basil, ground pepper and remaining dressing to taste.