Panzanella Salad

Ingredients:1/3 ciabatta loaf (about 2 cups chopped), plus optional olive oil for toasting1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced1/4 cup red onion, sliced thinlySalt & pepper2 tablespoons Italian vinaigretteĀ 2 large basil leaves, sliced thinly Directions:Preheat oven to 325. Chop ciabatta into 1-inch cubesā€”it should be about 2 cups total. Toast ciabatta in oven 10 minutesContinue reading “Panzanella Salad”

Macaroni Salad

Ingredients:2 cups dry macaroni1/2 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons white vinegarOptional: 1/2 teaspoon sugar (only if you want to cut the bitterness of the vinegar)Salt & pepper, to taste1/2 cup celery, chopped1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced Directions:Cook macaroni according to package instructions. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and optional sugar. Season with salt andContinue reading “Macaroni Salad”

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients:1 1/2 cups farfalle pasta1/2 cup calabrese salami, chopped2/3 cup fresh provolone, chopped1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped1/4 cup Italian vinaigretteSalt & pepper, to taste Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta and let cool (or rinse under cold water to quick-cool). In a medium bowl, combine pasta, salami, provolone, tomatoes, and vinaigrette.Continue reading “Italian Pasta Salad”