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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 11, Day 6

Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      This is a variation on the Italian classic 'Caprese', turning one of my favorite salads into a one dish dinner

Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami

Total time: 25 minutes
   Salami packs an enormous amount of taste into a very small package.  The Balsamic Vinaigrette enhances the sweetness of the salami and the mellowness of the mozzarella.

Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fresh Fruit

Your choice

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, whisk, large pot for pasta,
colander
Put water on high heat for pasta
Cut salami
Cut cherry tomatoes
Slice celery
Slice, cut cheese

Tear basil leaves
Make vinaigrette
Start to cook pasta
     Pause while stuff cooks
Drain pasta
Add vinaigrette to pasta, toss well
Add remaining ingredients, toss
Sprinkle with basil
Serve
Don't forget the fruit