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Pasta salad recipe features Dairy State stars

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(WXOW) - Whether you're looking for a family-friendly weeknight fix or something to satisfy those game-day cravings, the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin have you covered.

Tina Peterson demonstrated on Daybreak how to make a simple pasta salad, featuring three Wisconsin cheeses.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups uncooked rotini pasta
1 medium English cucumber, quartered and sliced
8 ounces thinly sliced hard salami, julienned
6 ounces Weyauwega Star Dairy Fontina cheese, diced (1 1/2 cups)
6 ounces Weyauwega Star Dairy Provolone cheese, diced (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup diced pickled pepperoncini peppers
DRESSING:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 ounces Weyauwega Star Dairy Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Minced fresh parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Combine the pasta, cucumber, salami, fontina, provolone, olives, parsley and pepperoncini peppers in a large bowl.
Whisk the red wine vinegar, parmesan and sugar in a medium bowl.
Slowly whisk in olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour 1 cup dressing over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate salad and remaining dressing for at least 1 hour or until serving.
Stir reserved dressing.
Pour over pasta salad; gently toss to coat.
Garnish with parsley.

This recipe is courtesy of WisconsinCheese.com.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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