Friday, October 22, 2010

Warm Italian Pasta Salad

Warm Italian Pasta Salad
A favorite of our family!

1 lb. farfalle (bowtie) pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 cup frozen petite green peas, rinsed with cold water, but not completely thawed.
1 cup cherub (cherry) tomatoes, quartered
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
6 slices prosciutto, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (not pictured below)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. balsamic
Salt and Pepper to your taste

Cook pasta in boiling water with 1 Tbs. salt.
Prep your ingredients while your pasta is cooking.

Drain pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add olive oil. Allow pasta to cool for about 5 minutes. Add meat, peas, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and vinegars. Mix thoroughly. Add cheese and basil last. Mix gently.

Serve immediately.
 It is true this is amazing served warm, but it is also great the next day, cold. I bet you won't have leftovers though! Make adjustments as you see fit. Hubby likes lots of peas, and easy oil and vinegar, so that's how I make it. Make sure you don't rinse your pasta, and that you don't add the cheese or basil while the noodles are too warm. It will make the cheese too gooey and the basil will wilt and brown. I sometimes also use Mozzarella balls for this recipe.

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green.

Coming next week, a very detailed cake decorating tutorial,



Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a yummy looking pasta dish!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I LOVE pasta and this one looks and sounds GREAT!!!
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MrsJenB said...

This is not only gorgeous - the color combination is beautiful! - but sounds heavenly. I have to say, though, that I think waiting for the pasta to cool thoroughly would be a personal preference. I prefer the tomatoes to be broken down ever so slightly and the cheese to be a bit soft. Just me!

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alissa said...

This sounds delicious too!

the 30 girl said...

This looks great! I'm definitely going to try it!

Italiener Muenchen said...

"All'arrabbiata Pasta 'translated from Italian into English means" angry pasta ". Very well said, Italians have been known for their intense fiery temperament, Angry Pasta reflects this same passion. Photo (if you want), which is personified by the pulp and you lost your job, woman, dog, and someone stole his red Alfa Romeo convertible and express their feelings to be spicy, hot and red! This is the best explanation I can give the Italians name of this pasta angry that lives up to its name. Add the spice paste fantastic opportunity and see for yourself exactly what the Italians had in mind when they named this dish. I can say that this recipe is one of the dishes Faster pasta making.