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Salami N Shells Salad

 Salami N Shells Salad
In New Berlin, Wisconsin, Carol Smith tosses a hearty blend of ingredients that our taste testers ranked"a cut above any deli salad we've ever tasted."
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved ripe olives
  • 1 block (6 ounces) mozzarella cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 4 ounces salami, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Place in a large bowl; add the next six ingredients. In a jar
  • with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake
  • well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield:
  • 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 203 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.