Monday, May 30, 2011

{Easy Peasy Pasta Salad}

Light, fresh, and easy peasy. Not that it has peas in it.
Because I hate peas.
This pasta salad is quick and great for summer picnics or any summer meal!
I made it today for Memorial Day.
Because it’s quick. And it’s easy.
Did I mention that already?

You can dress this up, or dress it down.
Here’s what I used:
1 box piccolini (16 oz)
(any pasta will work, and the tri colored looks great)
1/2 green bell pepper
2 small tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Kraft Fat Free Italian dressing
(you could use any Italian dressing or even many of the vinaigrettes.)
Cook the pasta according to the package, adding salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the water.
Then rinse fully in cold water.
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Add the chopped pepper, tomato, and cheese. You can also add cucumber, olives, different color peppers and more.
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Add the dressing and stir.
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Refrigerate several hours or overnight to fully develop flavors.
Toss before serving.
Sprinkle with grated parmesan or romano cheese.
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Have a great memorial, but don’t forget to remember.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." -Ronald Reagan


*thank you soldiers and veterans*

~Tina

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