Game Day Provisions 101: Caprese Pasta Salad

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Caprese Pasta Salad 

A classic Italian combination of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves & tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, the simple notion makes a lovely Caprese Pasta Salad for a more substantial offering when tailgating & fall parties are in order. Accompany with pub-style cheeseburgers, grilled chicken kabobs & steak or pair it with a selection of delicious sandwiches. Beyond game day entertaining, the pasta salad may be used for family lunch or dinner meal solutions. Learn how to cook pasta the correct way for cold recipe applications & plan to add this simple dish to your next casual or elevated menu.

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makes 10 servings

Run The Option

Try the salad with a variety of fresh dressing options from Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette to Bourbon-Mustard Vinaigrette.

1 {16-oz} box penne pasta
Gridiron Vinaigrette
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
1 {10-oz} package fresh Mozzarella pearls
2 pints grape tomatoes, cut in half
1-oz fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain. Toss the pasta with the dressing in a large bowl & season generously with salt & pepper. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

The Extra Point

Serve the pasta salad during the week with grilled chicken or pork tenderloin. 

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makes 1 cup

The Basic Fundamentals

Expect the white portion of scallions to have a sharper flavor so they have been omitted for a more mild, balanced taste.

6 small scallions
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp honey 
3 garlic cloves, cut into pieces
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Trim the scallions. Remove the white portion & save for another use, if desired. Slice the light & dark green portion & puree them with the next 5 ingredients on High speed in a blender until the scallions are finely chopped, about 1 minute. Stop to scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula as necessary. Season with salt & pepper. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

Prepare & drizzle this delicious salad dressing over a variety of your favorite leafy greens & vegetable combinations for a healthy dinner solution.

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How To Cook Pasta For Cold Recipe Applications

Pasta shapes & styles are designed specifically for the type of sauce or dressing that will be used in the final dish. The ridges on some varieties allow them to cling to the noodles providing optimum flavor. It isn’t difficult to prepare a perfect batch of pasta. You’ll get a pleasing flavor, texture & bite each time no matter the shape.

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Fill a stock pot or Dutch oven with 4 quarts of water. Season the water with 1/2 to 1 tsp kosher salt. Do not skip this step as the noodles will taste bland. Bring the water to a rolling boil over High heat. Add 1 pound of pasta to the water. Cook uncovered, according to specific recipe applications, stirring occasionally. Once cooked, drain the pasta in a large colander. Run under cold tap water to stop the cooking process for cold pasta preparation.

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