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Pizza Pasta Salad – Healthyish foods

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pasta salad but make it pizza! This pizza pasta salad is perfect for summer and so fun to eat. Loaded with delicious pizza toppings, tangy red wine vinaigrette and tender pasta, you’re going to want to make this pasta salad recipe on repeat this summer.
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Ingredients

Dressing:

  • cup olive oil
  • 2.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch salt and pepper

Pizza Pasta Salad

  • 8-10 ounces Delallo casarecce pasta , or pasta shape of your choice
  • 6 ounces whole pitted black olives , 1 can drained
  • ½ cup diced shallots
  • 1 ounce calabrese salami hot and spicy , about 5-6 pieces torn
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, twisted and baked until crispy, makes about 9 twists
  • ¾ cup mini pepperoni
  • 4 ounces burrata cheese , about 2 small balls of burrata torn open
  • ½ cup grated or shaved parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley , extra as garnish
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • few turns crushed black pepper

Equipment

  • pasta pot
  • colander
  • baking tray
  • large mixing bowl

Instructions 

Prepare the crispy prosciutto twists:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Simply twist each piece of prosciutto into a long thin twist and place it on the baking tray. Repeat for all prosciutto slices. I was able to get 9 twists.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the prosciutto is crispy. Turn halfway through. Let the twists cool before adding them to the salad.

Prepare the pasta:

  • Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to the package. Al dente is best. Drain off the water using a colander and set the pasta aside.

Prepare the dressing:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano, Dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.

Assemble the salad:

  • Add the black olive to the bowl with the dressing. Crush the olives so they break open and release their briny flavor into the dressing.
  • Next, add the cooked pasta to the bowl with the dressing and crushed olives. Toss well.
  • Then, add the diced shallots, mini pepperoni, parmesan cheese, fresh chopped parsley, and torn calabrese salami. Toss well.
  • Pour the pasta salad into a serving bowl and nestle the torn burrata on top. You can also nestle the crispy prosciutto twists in as well. Feel free to crumble the crispy prosciutto too. It's whatever you prefer.
  • Finish the dish with red pepper flakes, a few turns of cracked black pepper, and extra parsley. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 589kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 19g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 1074mg, Potassium: 306mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 485IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 245mg, Iron: 2mg