Boy, if I had a nickel for every time that one of the kiddos came home and said "I need to bring a treat to school tomorrow..."
In this case, there is a lunch going on tomorrow to celebrate clinical mid-terms - and we know exactly what will please just about everyone!
Fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden, fresh mozzarella cheese in the fridge...just a few more simple ingredients and we'll have the tastiest Italian Pasta Salad ever!
Fresh ingredients are always key to the best salads...and this one is no exception. Tri-colored rotini for flavor and color, fresh mozzarella (pearls or chunks), diced red onion, juicy cherry tomatoes are the place to start. Add some fresh salami from the deli - don't waste your time with lunchmeat! Sliced black olives are always optional!
And to top it all off and tie it together, homemade Zesty Italian Dressing! This recipe is perfect to whip up and have on hand for salads and as a marinade for chicken. If you are in a hurry, you can always substitute your favorite bottled Italian dressing as well.
This is the perfect salad to make the night before serving! The flavors will mix and blend together, and you will have the freshest, most delicious salad just waiting to serve!