Rotini Pork Salad with Fresh Basil

PORK
14Ingredients
15Minutes

Description

Wait until the last minute to toss with the dressing. Makes a great luncheon meal or even for part of an office potluck.

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound pork loin roast (cooked, cut into 3/4-inch cubes, about 4 cups)
  • 6 ounces rotini (or other spiral pasta,, 1 cup cooked and drained)
  • 3/4 cup onions (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese (diced, 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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    Directions

    1. For Vinaigrette: Stir together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; blend thoroughly. In small saucepan, bring remaining 3/4 cup water to boil; stir in cornstarch slurry; cook and stir to thicken. Remove from heat, cool completely and stir in remaining Vinaigrette ingredients (Dijon-style mustard, 2 cloves minced garlic, red wine vinegar, 1 Tbs olive oil). Store in refrigerator if made ahead.
    2. In large shallow serving bowl, toss together all salad ingredients. Dress salad with Vinaigrette and serve immediately.
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