Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fresh Tomato Pasta Salad & Strawberry Shortcake🍓👩‍🍳

Stirred up this pasta salad a few weeks ago and it is wonderful with our basil pesto “the secret ingredient” from our shop kitchen. An angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and our Italian key lime spread is a simple and delicious dessert. Simply layer cake, key lime spread, strawberries, and whipped cream for a gourmet strawberry shortcake. Love to share our favorite recipes with you! Food for the soul!
Bella Cucina Fresh Tomato Pasta Salad with Cheese & Herbs
Package Farfalle pasta (Available at our shop kitchen)
1 Jar of Bella Cucina Basil Pesto (Available in our shop kitchen)
2 – 11 oz. containers cherry tomatoes
1 cup olive oil
5 – 6 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
8 oz. freshly-grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
2 packages of little balls of soft, creamy Mozzarella cheese (Bocconchini)
8 oz. pepperoni or Genoa salami, fried and diced
4 oz. prosciutto, fried and diced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
10 large green banana peppers (pepperoncini), chopped
1 small red onion, sliced very thin and then cut each slice in half
1/2 cup drained and sliced black olives
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
GARNISH: Freshly Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese to sprinkle on top of salad (1 – 2 cups, enough for guests to help themselves to the cheese)