Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer in a bowl - the veggies
Curtis and I have this fabulous and easy pasta salad that we like to make in the summertime!  (I just realized this is kind of turning into a cooking blog.  LOL!  Oh well, I am a homemaker now.  What can I say?!)  It is just veggies, pasta and  Italian salad dressing. Easy peasy, right?! 

Here's the recipe:

Lori and Curtis' Super-easy and Super-yummy Pasta Salad

1 lb. pasta (We like the tri-color rotini for the color!) cooked al dente, drained and cooled
1 cucumber, cubed
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing (more if you prefer)
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool completely.  Chop all veggies and add to a large mixing bowl. Salt and pepper veggies liberally.  Add cooled pasta to veggie mixture and poor Italian dressing over the top.  Stir until everything is coated with the  dressing.  Chill and serve!  This is really good the next day too!

Looks delish, right?

This is one of the easiest recipes ever and so tasty and refreshing on a hot day!  Ya'll let me know if you try it!
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