July 13, 2007

Cold Pizza Salad

Pizza sounds great for dinner but it's too hot to cook? Don't want to run the oven? Make it into a salad. I've made similar salads to this with pasta but this was the first time I'd seen one that used cold rice as the base instead of pasta of one variety or another.

Pizza Salad

1-1/2 c leftover cooked rice - cold
1 c shredded Mozzarella
3/4 c quartered pepperoni slices
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 c diced green pepper
1/4 c diced red pepper
3 scallions, chopped
1/4 c sliced mushrooms
1/4 c sliced olives
3/4 c Italian salad dressing

Mix ingredients, then toss with 1/2 cup of the Italian vinaigrette. Chill. Add the rest of the Italian dressing or vinaigrette just before serving.Print Friendly and PDF