Spicy Italian Macaroni and Mozzarella Salad

  • 15 mins
  • 15 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups elbow macaroni or pasta shells
  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 3 tbs fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 lb of pepperoni sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh mozzarella cheese, 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbs chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 lb of ripe olives, halved
  • lettuce or other salad greens
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
 This is a spicy Italian Macaroni Salad that contains, elbow macaroni, pepperoni, tomatoes, green peppers, ripe olives and mozzarella cheese.

 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse and cool.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and olive in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the pasta and all other ingredients except for the lettuce and olives. Gently mix.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Place lettuce leaves on a large platter or on individual plates.
  • Add the pasta salad and garnish with olive halves if desired.

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