Italian Pasta Salad

READY IN: 6hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse the cooked pasta under cold water; drain again then place the cooked pasta into large a bowl.
  • Add in tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers and green onion or red onion and Italian salad dressing; toss to mix then cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight mixing a few times during chilling (the Italian dressing acts as a marinade).
  • After 6-24 hours chilling time drain any excess water or juice from the tomatoes and mushrooms that has accumulated in the bottom of the bowl (there might be no juice at all).
  • Add in the cubed mozzarella cheese, ham and olives; toss with a spoon.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the with mayonnaise and parmesan cheese until smooth and combined; add into the salad mixture; toss to combine.
  • Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt if desired (to taste) .
  • Transfer to a lettuce-lined bowl.
  • Place the egg wedges around the bowl.
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