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Opa’s Sundried Tomato & Basil Sausage Antipasto Pasta

Opa’s Sundried Tomato & Basil Sausage Antipasto Pasta
o 1 pound Opa’s Sundried Tomato & Basil sausage, cut into bite-size rounds
o 1 tablespoon olive oil
o 1 pound seashell pasta, cooked al dente and rinsed with cold water
o 8 ounces quality Parmesan cheese, diced
o 1 cup black olives, diced
o 1 red bell pepper, diced
o 1 green bell pepper, diced
o 2 tablespoons scallions, diced
o 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
o Dressing:
o 3/4 cup olive oil
o 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
o Juice and zest of 1 lemon
o 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
o 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
o Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and saute smoked sausage until just browned. Also, try grilling for a richer flavor (cut into rounds after you grill). Set aside to cool.

In an extra large mixing bowl place pasta, cheese, olives, peppers, scallions and grape tomatoes.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Fold in the smoked sausage and serve.

Serves: 6
Cook Time: 15 Minutes