Monday, April 19, 2010

Easy Pasta Salad!

Believe it or not, I've never made pasta salad before. Last week a friend had a little cookout and asked me to bring a side dish, so pasta salad it was.

This isn't really a recipe from any particular site, but it was inspired by Kraft Foods. The beauty of this salad, it's completely customizable--just add whatever veggies you like.

1 1 lb box pasta, cooked and drained (I used whole wheat)
1 cucumber, sliced and cut into fours
1/2-1 pint cherry/grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red onion, diced (probably could have used a little more)
2/3 cup - 1 cup Italian dressing or vinaigrette
Roughly 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste


Combine all of the ingredients and let sit in fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. I found the key is the Italian dressing and pasta, everything else is interchangeable. Enjoy!


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