>Here is my favorite summer pasta dish:
Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad
•1 (6oz.) jar marinated artichoke hearts
•1 (8oz.) pgk. Rotini pasta, cooked
•1 (7oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained/cut into strips
•1/2 pound cooked chicken breast, cubed
•1/2 pound smoked mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2in cubes
•1 (4oz.) cherry or grape tomatoes
•1/2 (5oz.) bag baby spinach
•1/2 (4.5oz) can chopped green chilies, drained
•1/2 olive oil mayonnaise
•1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
•1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
• 2 garlic clove, minced
•1/2 teaspoon pepper
* garnish with tomato wedges, baby spinach leaves
– drain artichoke hearts, reserve marinade. Cut artichoke into stripes, and place into large bowl. Add pasta, red pepper, tomatoes, chicken, mozzarella, spinach, green chilies, gently toss.
Stir together reserved artichoke marinade, mayo, parm cheese, garlic, pepper, and pine nuts until well blended. Add to pasta mixture, stirring to combine. Cover and chill. Garnish