Pasta Salad

Another one of my favorite pasta dishes is this easy, yummy and fresh pasta salad. This is quick to make and great to take when you need to take a dish to a family gathering or a friend who ask for a quick and easy recipe.

I always keep a box of the garden rotini on hand. This year we planted several different types of tomatoes to see which ones would do the best so we ended up having a lot of tomatoes so I didn’t have to buy any which saved money and that’s always a good thing.

As far as cucumbers, I like to use English cucumbers. I prefer the taste and they’re less work than a regular cucumber when it comes to the seeds since they are smaller you really don’t need to take them out and the skin is less tougher, but I will use whatever my husband picks up at the store for me if he is out. He does ok with the list as long as he doesn’t have to pay attention to low fat or regular but that’s a story for another time.

I do use hard salami because I think it holds up better, especially if you make it the night before which I think gives it more flavor since everything had time to merge together. If you make it and eat it right away — which seems like what we usually do — it still taste great.

As far as the onions go I prefer a sweeter onion. I buy Italian dressing already made but if you are someone who makes your own that’s great too. I did put a green pepper in it this time, which is something my son usually likes, but no one cared about it so much this time. So, I don’t think this is an ingredient that I will not worry about making sure I have on hand when I make it just for us since I am not a big fan of them. It did add another level of flavor, though.

Hope you enjoy,
Jeanne

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Pasta Salad
This easy pasta salad is great for a last minute dish when you forgot about a party you are suppose to be at in about an hour with a side dish (which has happened more than once sad to say) or for a picnic.
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Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15
Cook Time 9
Passive Time 5
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Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15
Cook Time 9
Passive Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Bring water to a full boil and add salt and pasta. Cook al dente about 8minutes. Drain well and run cold water over the pasta to stop the cooking process.
  2. While the pasta is cooking start slicing up your veggies.
  3. Put pasta in a large bowl. If I have time I will put the pasta in the refrigerator to cool down and then add 1/2 the veggies and 1/2 the dressing and a little bit of salt and pepper ( we will also put some on the top) and toss. Then add the rest of the veggies and the rest of the dressing and the rest of your salt and pepper and toss until well combined. Place in the fridge until ready to go or eat right away. It doesn’t get much easier, quicker or don’t forget tastier than that!
  4. Now you can sit back and relax till it’s time to go! Enjoy, Jeanne
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I’m Jeanne, a wife, mother, Mimi and friend. I love to bake and chocolate is one of my favorites. I like to cook also when I can. I also suffer from psoriatic arthritis. I love eating out, spending time with my family and last summer started trying to garden. Flowers and a garden. I hope you enjoy and please stop by again! Enjoy, Jeanne

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