My sister found a package of Rossi’s Black Olive Linguine on sale and brought it from Ohio to us knowing how much my daughter loves olives. It took me
months awhile to figure out what to make with it. You see, I don’t like black olives. However, I have loved Rossi’s Pasta since the first time I stepped foot in their shop (at the time it was also their factory) in Marietta, Ohio, I wanted to use it to make something everyone in the family would enjoy…if that was possible.
The answer was as simple as reading the pasta’s package. The serving suggestion said that it was good served with tomatoes, feta, and a vinaigrette. I knew then that I should make a linguine salad with a red wine vinaigrette.
Like my mom’s linguine salad, this salad is great for picnics and potlucks because it does not have a mayonnaise based dressing. Unlike my mom’s linguine salad, this salad has a homemade red wine vinaigrette.
I used Gorgonzola cheese instead of the suggested feta because it is what I had in the refrigerator. It really tasted great in the salad. You can use whatever type of cheese you prefer or have on hand.
You can also use whatever kind of linguine you prefer or have on hand. Plain linguine is a fine to use. If you would like to use Rossi’s Black Olive Pasta, you can order it from their website or via Amazon. They sell it in 12 oz. packages and in the more economical 10 lb. bulk boxes