Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pasta Salad

One of my favorite things to make when the weather turns is a refreshing cold pasta salad. It stands well on its own or serves as an excellent side dish. Tonight it was flying solo with a little slice of bread. I had tons of great veggies in the fridge to make it extremely substantial plus it was sopping with an amazing salad dressing.
The kids had no problem shoveling it in and the hubs had seconds.

What You Will Need:
½ lb Ruffles pasta, uncooked
1 (14.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 head of garlic
½ C roasted red pepper, chopped
1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
2 oz fresh mozzarella, chopped

What You Already Have:
1 T stone ground mustard
3 T olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ freshly ground pepper, chopped
1 ½ T red wine vinegar
1 T dried Rosemary
½ tsp dried basil
parmesan cheese
aluminum foil
non-stick skillet
small bowl
medium bowl
large pot
cutting board

1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2) Slice the bottom off of the head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil.
3) Roast of at least 25 minutes.
4) Remove from oven and chop 2 garlic cloves. Store the remaining garlic in foil in the refrigerator.
5) Cook pasta according to package directions.
6) In small bowl, whisk together 2 T olive oil, vinegar, rosemary, basil, salt, pepper, mustard and chopped garlic. Set aside.
7) Heat skillet over medium heat.
8) Mix broccoli, onion and green pepper. Sauté until broccoli turns a vibrant green. Remove from burner to cool.
9) Mix roasted red pepper, mozzarella, pasta, cooled broccoli, green peppers, onion, chopped clove of roasted garlic, garbanzo beans and dressing.
10) Garnish with parmesan cheese.


mrsmomx6 said...

I totally love all pasta salads and I wanna give this a try :)

Anna Garcia said...

Thank You , It Looks Delicious .

diane grubbs said...

yall looks yummy stopping by from craftsandthings

T said...

Looks yummy! I love sausage!

Stopping by from the Alexa Drop Blog Hop. I think your link is spelled wrong though? My browser suggested I meant this site, so I hope I have the right one.


The Cookinglady said...

You are so correct, these type of salads are great as spring and summer approach us. Nice pic

Katherines Corner said...

roasted garlic and pasta, yum, thank you for sharing. I'm making this!! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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