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Best Pasta Salad Ever – Panzanella Pasta Salad

1 Comment | Written on July 4, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Happy 4th of July Better Recipes!

As you prepare for picnics, potlucks and fireworks, this is the perfect time to share with you the winner in our “Best Pasta Salad Ever” recipe contest!  The recipe comes together quickly, and will be ready in time for all the festivities later today.  Join me in celebrating “JulesNYC” for her award-winning “Panzanella Pasta Salad.”

Keep reading for the winning recipe…

This recipe takes the concept of a classic Italian Panzanella Salad and turns it into a pasta salad!  Filled with colorful and fresh summer ingredients, the real show-stopper in this dish is the homemade Parmesan-garlic croutons.

Panzanella is a great way to take day-old bread and enjoy it in a new way.  In this pasta salad, I love the crunch of the Panzanella croutons and diced cucumber along with the soft “Boccocini” fresh mozzarella cheese balls and the delicate heirloom cherry tomatoes.

Orichette pasta is the ideal choice for this particular salad because the shape of these “little ears” cradles the Italian dressing.  Plus, they are about the same size as the tomatoes and mozzarella balls, making for the perfect forkful every time!

Follow this link to check out the full recipe for “Panzanella Pasta Salad” and prepare it for your friends and family this 4th of July!

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