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Pasta Salad With Artichoke Hearts Cheese And Peppers

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Ingredients
  Pasta shells 8 Ounce (Medium Size, Ditalini / Elbow Macaroni)
  Marinated artichoke hearts 6 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Apple juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  White wine vinegar/Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dried marjoram 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper sauce 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Roasted sweet red peppers 7 Ounce, drained, rinsed and sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  Green onions and tops 3 , sliced to 1/3 cup
  Low fat mozzarella cheese/Monterey jack cheese 8 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Directions

1 Cook the pasta in unsalted water according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of the artichoke marinade, the applejuice, vinegar, marjoram, salt, and red peppersauce until well blended.
2 Drain the artichoke hearts, discarding the remaining marinade, and put them in a large bowl with the peppers and green onions.
3 When the pasta is done, drain and rinse it under cold running water, drain again, and add it to the vegetable mixture. Pour half the dressing over the salad and refrigerate, covered, for up to 2 days. Just before serving, stir in the remaining dressing and the cheese.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy

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