If you can't find three-pepper hummus (look in the natural-foods section of your supermarket, or try a natural food store), use regular hummus.-------------------- Tomato, Basil and Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad Ingredients:8 oz uncooked fusilli, or other spiral pasta1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, or more to taste2 tsp olive oil1/2 tsp dried oregano1 cup(s) fresh cherry tomato(es), or grape tomatoes, halved1/2 cup(s) basil, fresh, chopped2 oz whole milk low-moisture mozzarella cheese, smoked, diced (1/2 cup)1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste Instructions:Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add vinegar, oil and oregano; toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, basil and mozzarella; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
For added flavor, try sun-dried tomatoes: Place 1/4 cup of dried sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover them with boiling water; set aside for 10 minutes to allow the tomatoes to plump up. Drain well and substitute them for half the cherry tomatoes.