Pizza Pasta Salad

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Pizza Pasta Salad

12 ounces rotini pasta

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 3.8 ounce can sliced black olives, drained well

8 ounces mozzarella pearls*

2 cups mini pepperoni slices**

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

3/4-1 cup zesty Italian salad dressing (to taste)


Cook pasta in liberally salted water per manufacturer’s instructions for al dente preparation. Rinse in cold water then drain thoroughly.


Combine pasta with remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Refrigerate to store in an airtight container.


*Mozzarella pearls are small little balls of fresh mozzarella and can usually be found in the deli section. If you can’t find them substitute with diced fresh mozzarella.


**I only used one cup (5-oz package) but wished I’d used two. Next time I will either use two cups or quarter some hard salami slices to go along with the mini pepperoni.


Other items to consider adding:

Pepperoncini peppers

Red bell peppers

Fresh basil

Mushrooms

Salami

Red onions