Italian Pasta Salad

Salad Ingredients
2 cups rotini pasta
1 cup hard salami, sliced ¼ inch thick and then into quarters
1½ cups grape tomatoes, halved
¾ cup black olives, sliced
1 cup yellow bell peppers, chopped
1 cup orange bell peppers, chopped
½ cup red onion, sliced
½ cucumber, cut in quarters
1 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed
¼ cup Parmesan, freshly grated
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped

Dressing Ingredients
½ cup EVOO
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions on package. When it is cooked, drain and set aside to cool down. While pasta is cooling, prepare the dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, mustard, garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add cooled pasta to a large bowl along with salami, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onion and mozzarella. Mix well. Then pour the dressing, Parmesan and parsley. Mix again and enjoy!

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