I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

I love a good muffuletta sandwich, but I normally can't find a good one in this area.  This recipe is the next best thing.

(serves 6)

Salad Ingredients:
* 1 (16 ounce) penne pasta
*4 ounces hard salami, cut into small pieces
*4 ounces provolone cheese, cut into small pieces
*1 cup celery, finely chopped
*1/2 cup, roasted red pepper, chopped into bite size pieces (I roast my own)
*1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
*1/2 cup green olives, sliced and pitted
*1/4 cup pepperoncini, finely chopped
*1/8 cup capers

Dressing Ingredients:
*1/4 cup red wine vinegar
*1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
*1 tablespoon dried oregano
*1 teaspoon celery seed
*1 tablespoon dried parsley
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon black pepper
*1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
*1 teaspoon granulated sugar
*1/2 cup olive oil


~In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, onions, dried oregano, celery seed,  dried parsley, salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, sugar and olive oil.
~Allow to sit for 30 minutes so that the flavors come together.
~Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
~Add pasta once the water comes to a boil.
~Cook until pasta as directed on package.
~Drain, and rinse under cold water.
~Add pasta to a large bowl.
~Add salami, provolone, celery, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, black olives, green olives and capers.
~Mix well.
~Add dressing to pasta and mix until well coated.
~Serve right away or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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