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Pasta Salad Series: Peppery Monterey Jack Pasta Salad

What better way to hide my meat and cheese obsession then in a bed of vegetables and pasta! I came across this recipe last summer when looking for something light and filling for our summer neighbor night. I was not disappointed. I added a few more vegetables from my CSA box which I encourage you to do as well!! Enjoy!
4 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Pasta Salad Series: Peppery Monterey Jack Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Acini Di Pepe
  • 2 ¼ cups dice Roma Tomato
  • ¼ cups drain Sliced Banana Peppers, Canned
  • ⅓ cups drain Capers
  • ¼ cups dice Onion, Red
  • ¼ cups chop Parsley, Fresh
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Oregano, Dried
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 ¾ cups drain and rinse Navy Beans, Canned
  • 1 ounce Hard Salami, Sliced
  • 1 teaspoon mince Garlic, Cloves

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 1 Quart Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. Drain.
  3. Combine tomato and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add pasta to tomato mixture, tossing well to combine.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. Drain.
  3. Combine tomato and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Divide tomato mixture into indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  5. Divide pasta into indicated number of quart freezer bags, then place inside tomato bag.
  6. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Mix both bags together and serve cold.

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