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Perfect Pasta Salad w/Dressing Recipe

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This recipe for Perfect Pasta Salad w/Dressing, by , is from Holcomb Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marsha Passerell


1 (1 lb.) box tri-colored pasta
2 cups chopped green peppers
2 cups diced tomatoes
1-1/2 cups chopped red onions
1/2 lb. cubed provolone cheese (optional)
1/2 lb. sliced pepperoni
1/2 cup sliced black olives
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

1. Mix together dressing first and set aside until sugar is dissolved completely.
2. Cook pasta according to box directions and rinse under cold water until cool.
3. Slice the sliced pepperoni circles in half and separate slices.
4. Mix together with pasta and chopped items, except provolone cheese.
5. Pour dressing over all and mix well.
6. Chill well.
7. Add provolone cheese to salad before serving, otherwise it gets soggy.
8. You may have to add extra red wine vinegar or olive oil to get it to the desired consistency.

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