08/22/2018 Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

1 box (1 lb.) tri-colored pasta              
2 cups chopped green peppers             
2 cups diced tomatoes                        
1 ½ cups chopped red onion
½ lb. cubed provolone cheese
½ lb. sliced pepperoni
½ cup sliced black olives

Dressing:

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil                  
¾ cup red wine vinegar                      
¼ cup sugar                              
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper

Mix together dressing first and set aside until sugar is dissolved completely.
Cook pasta according to box directions and rinse under cold water until cool.
Slice the sliced pepperoni circles in half and separate slices.
Mix together with pasta and chopped items, except the provolone cheese.
Pour dressing over it all and mix well. Chill well. Add provolone cheese and serve.
Extra red wine vinegar or olive oil may be added to achieve desired consistency.