Pasta Salad is a staple in many families. Making this easy and delicious food can get all kinds of healthy choices in your diet in a form that you will enjoy and the family won’t bulk at.
6 oz. of pasta (uncooked)
1 bunch broccoli
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 cucumber; peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
1-2 green onions thinly sliced
3/4 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing
Zesty Italian Dressing
6 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 small squirt of Dijon mustard
3/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 cloves finely minced garlic
1 tsp each of thyme, basil and oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients in small jar and shake vigorously.
Cook pasta al dente, drain and rinse with cold water. Cut broccoli into florets and cook in microwave for a minute or so. Rinse with cold water.
Put pasta, broccoli and the rest of the vegetables in a big bowl. Chill well. Just before serving, pour dressing over pasta and vegetables and stir well.
*You can add whatever vegetables you like, but don’t skip on the red pepper, it adds a wonderful sweetness to the salad.
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