Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tri Color Pasta Salad with Lemon Stuffed Olives






















Oh my Goodness...I have discovered this new line up of olives from Star Fine Foods recently and they've opened a whole new world of recipe ideas. Like the ones I used for my Tri-Color Pasta salad. I took a classic recipe and brought it to life with Star's new Lemon Stuffed Olives. Oh what a difference. These olives have such a bright essence of citrus and give this salad a fresh and lemony taste that makes it just awesome!  

Tri Color Pasta Salad with 
Lemon Stuffed Olives

3 cups multi-color rotini or fusilli pasta, cooked and drained 
1/2 cup Star Fine Foods Lemon StuffedGreen Olives
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ cup sweet red pepper, chopped or diced
½ cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons Star Fine Foods Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of sugar

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add about 2 tablespoons of salt.  Add pasta and cook until al dente.  Drain in a colander and transfer to a large bowl to cool.





















In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, and vinegar. Add in the  vinegar, fresh basil, oregano and salt and pepper and sugar and mix until blended. Set aside for about 10 minutes.  

Once the pasta has cooled, add the cheese, red pepper, and olives and gently toss. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently. If you need to add more olive oil to moisten the pasta, add about a teaspoon or two at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy! 






















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Lemon Stuffed Olives are available at Save Mart, Nob Hill, Raley’s and Lucky stores and online at http://bit.ly/LemonStuffedOlives.















And I love them all! 






Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for my recipes and photography using their wonderful products. This post is sponsored by STAR. I am compensated for my time and work and I am sent products as I request them. However, all opinions of the product stated in this post are 100% my own. I truly love their products!

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