Caprese Salad On The Go

 

This is One of my favorite salads of all time. It taste good and just the right amount of savory flavors make the kids come back for more and not feel to heavy before a race

This is one of my favorite salads of all time. It taste good and just the right amount of savory flavors that  make the kids come back for more and not feel to heavy before a race. Thanks to The Daily Meal for this recipe and photo

 

It is always so difficult to be the TrackMom “food mind reader” week after week trying to  figure out just what food Lauren “might want to eat”. That said I have learned  why she does like and she will eat almost anything I present in reason. Here is one of our favorite’s it is very easy to make and if you want it to have a little more  nutritious punch simple grab a Costco roasted chicken and shred it. A really quick hint “Kitchen Aid” and mix in with the salad.

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Caprese Pasta Salad

1 pound tri-color fusilli pasta, or any kind of short pasta (I use brown rice pasta)

6 ounces genoa salami, cubed

6 ounces provolone cheese, cubed

one 12-ounce jar canned red peppers, olive oil and garlic-marinated, liquid included, chopped into bite-sized pieces

one 8-ounce container fresh bocconcini mozzarella

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

1/2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, plus extra shaved for garnish

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red-wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. When done, rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl and add the next 7 ingredients, including the olive oil and garlic from the jar of peppers. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper and shake well. Pour over the salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with shaved Parmigiano.

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Until Next Time

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