Antipasti Pasta Salad
I think my love of pasta would have to go back to my toddler days. I remember my grandmother cooking a delicious pasta dinner every Sunday. It wasn’t until I started cooking my own Sunday dinners that I realized that the secret to a delicious pasta dish was to use a few high-quality ingredients.
I recommend using Academia Barilla in all of your pasta dishes. Academia Barilla is a premium, quality pasta line.
I participated in Mom Blog Tour Summer Fancy Food Show (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Academia Barilla products to facilitate my review, but my opinions and the recipe are my own.
Academia Barilla pasta is 100% grown, cultivated and made in Italy with durum wheat. Doesn’t it feel good to know where you food comes from?
For this Antipasti Pasta Recipe, I decided to use the bowtie variety. Academia Barilla is a 100% Bronze Die pasta. This makes for a rough surface that sauce can cling to. Perfect for the olive oil sauce in this recipe. Every single bite of the pasta offers a true al dente texture.
I love to make our own Italian dressing out of a packet mix for this recipe.
Antipasti Pasta Recipe
Simple Antipasti Pasta Recipe full of vegetables and a simple olive oil Italian sauce.
- 1 bag Academia Barilla Bow Tie Pasta (Cooked to package directions)
- 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
- 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (diced)
- 1 cup roasted red peppers (sliced thin)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup pitted olives (Green or Black or both)
- 1 cup bocconcine ((small mozzarella balls))
Cook Academia Barilla pasta according to package directions.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Enjoy hot or cold, your choice!
Academia Barilla’s Chef Yury recommends enhancing your pasta with brightly colored vegetables and garnishing with your favorite cheese, herbs or olive oil to ensure a beautiful presentation that will match the premium quality of the pasta.
Academia Barilla has four of the most classic Italian pasta cuts for broad range of recipes available: Spaghetti, Linquine, Penne Rigate and Farfalle.