Recipes and Stories for a Full, Filled Life

John 10:10 - Jesus said, "I came that they (you and me) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance - to the full, til it overflows.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pasta Chef's Salad

This delicious salad is on page 44 in my cookbook, Recipes for a Full-Filled Life. It would be great for your summer picnic.

8 oz. pasta cooked and drained according to pkg. directions
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
½ - 1 pound diced Swiss cheese or other cheese of your choice
½ c. chopped red onion
1 can (15 oz.) baby corn, drained, corn cut in half
1 c. black olives, sliced
1 jar (15 oz.) artichokes, cut and drained, outside tough “leaf” removed
1 bunch romaine lettuce, torn

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine.

½ c. salad oil
¼ c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. oregano
1 ½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 clove minced garlic
Mix dressings ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid shake to combine.

Optional: sprinkle salad with 1/3 c. fresh parmesan cheese.

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