Fleur de Lis "Black & Gold" Pasta Salad from Fresina's

INGREDIENTS


1 box Fleur di lis Pasta, cooked al dente' & drained

1 lb. blackened or grilled chicken tenders, sliced (or 1 lb. blackened or boiled shrimp)

1- 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped

1/2 container (4 oz.) pitted black olives, whole or sliced (reserve a few for garnishing)

1/3 jar spiced herb garlic cut in large pieces, found at Fresina's

1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (julienned) (or 1 jar roasted yellow bell peppers, sliced)

Gold cherry tomatoes, cut in half – (reserve 5 halves for garnishing)

1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped

1 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, freshly grated

Cracked black pepper to taste

1/2 jar Fresina's "Bianco" Pasta Dressing

4-6 boiled eggs, sliced (for garnishing)

PROCEDURE

  • Gently toss all ingredients together with pasta. Check for seasonings and add salt if needed. For a little extra "kick" you can add some crushed red pepper
  • Garnish top, arranging reserved gold cherry tomato halves & whole black olives in the center.
  • Place sliced boiled eggs around outside rim of serving bowl. Add additional Romano cheese & cracked black pepper on top
  • Note: The above ingredients will give you the "Black & Gold" colors. You can get creative and add other items of choice such as banana peppers, baby pickled corn, yellow squash, or black beans which will also add the colors needed.