Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad (Dairy)

We used to love this salad from Whole Foods. This, I think, is a great replication.  

pasta salad

For  Salad:
12 ounces penne pasta, cooked and rinse with cold water
2 cups packed baby spinach, washing, microwave for 1-2 minutes, drain and finely chop
1 – 12 ounce jar roasted red peppers sliced
8 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese diced

For  Dressing:
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 and 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and ground pepper to taste

Mix ingredients for dressing well. Combine salad ingredients. Pour the dressing over the pasta and combine well. Best to refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.  Serve cold.



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