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Zesty Pasta Salad

Ingredients
  Rotini pasta 8 Ounce (3 1/2 Cups)
  Frozen italian green beans 9 Ounce (1 Package)
  Diced fontina cheese/Cubed fontina cheese 4 Ounce (Or 1 Cup Cubed)
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), halved
  Cubed cooked ham/Diced prosciutto 1 Ounce (Or 1/4 Cup Diced)
  Balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Dijon-style mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Leaf lettuce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. In a large pot cook pasta in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add green beans; return to boiling. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes more or till pasta is tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. In a large mixing bowl combine pasta-bean mixture, cheese, tomatoes, and prosciutto or ham.
2. In a screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, mustard, garlic, oregano, red pepper, and black pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle over pasta mixture; toss.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy

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