Spicy Italian Macaroni and Mozzarella Salad


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.




15 min



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