Recipe For Three Pepper Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package tri-color pasta
2/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 orange bell pepper, julienned
1 medium fresh tomato, chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives, drained
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed

Directions

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, white wine vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.

In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, dressing mixture, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, tomato, and olives. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve.