Sunday, September 2, 2012

#GlutenFree Penne hot salad with basil, asparagus, cherry tomatoes fresh mozzarella and chicken with a mustard vineagarete for #SundaySupper

So I love a great Salad that you can either serve hot or cold and after I received a case of  tomatoes;  I knew exactly what I would make for #SundaySupper.  A salad that reminded me of Summer in a bowl but with a twist of Italy.

Ingredients for Penne hot salad with basil, asparagus, cherry tomatoes fresh mozzarella and chicken with a mustard vinaigrette:

1 Bag of cooked Penne Gluten free of course I used Trader Joe's Brown Rice Penne
1 cup of sliced  in half cherry tomatoes
2 cups slightly cooked asparagus
1/2 cup basil sliced and or chopped
2 cups of fresh Mozzarella cubed
2 cups chicken from either left overs or a rotisarie chicken

Summer in a Bowl Dressing:
3 Tablespoon Brown Gulden's Mustard
1/4 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar
2 Large cloves of garlic grated on planer to make paste
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cook Pasta according to directions I like to boil 7 minutes string constantly then let sit for 3 on murky water then rinse in hot water.

Cut asparagus and put in pan cover with water until it boils than immediately pour cold water over so it stops cooking. I like to put mine in a colander then run under water until cold to the touch.

In a measuring cup mix first 6 ingredients together than whisk in olive oil so it emulsifies

Slice tomatoes, mozzarella, basil  and chicken and place in bowl

Next add cooled a asparagus

then pasta and toss with mustard vinaigrette.

Let vinaigrette sit  and soak up pasta for about 5 to 10 minutes then serve.

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  1. Now this pasta salad is full of great stuff! Delicious!

  2. I love pasta salads! Yours looks perfect for this grilling weekend! YUM!

  3. Sounds awesome. Great use for leftover chicken.

  4. Oh my it all looks so good! What great ingredients in this salad.

  5. This salad is awesome! Love everything in it!

  6. Sounds like a delicious combo of flavors!

  7. It really does look like summer in a bowl!! Sounds yummy.

  8. This sounds like the perfect summer recipe! delicious!

  9. Love the summer in a bowl dressing. Sounds great!

  10. I love this combo of flavors and textures, Sheila! If we're not eating GF, could any kind of pasta be subbed in?

    1. Of course it could! I would make with just regular Penne.

  11. Yum - this sounds like a great combination of ingredients, and I love that it's gluten free!

  12. Oh, that looks like absolute deliciousness in one dish :)

  13. I love pasta salad, this looks amazing! Love all the flavors and veggies in there!

  14. This looks so fresh & healthy ! Love that it's GF ! Still have to look through your blog and link some of your GF recipes to my GF page ! Bet I'll find lots of goodies !

  15. I love this version of pasta salad, you cant beat it!

  16. I actually prefer warm pasta salad so this is a must try recipe for me

  17. hee hee I love eating food right out of the fridge. This dish would be perfect. Love the combination of flavors.

  18. This sound awesome, thanks!!

  19. This salad looks delicious, especially the vinaigrette. Yum!