Friday, January 23, 2009

Easy pasta salad

It got to 60 degrees outside yesterday and it felt like summer. I live in the Midwest and it never gets that warm in the middle of January. We had to take advantage of the beautiful weather and cook out. I always get asked for the recipe for this pasta salad and it is so simple.

This is what you need:

The salad:
4 cups of cooked pasta...penne or rotini
1 can small black olives
1 cup grape size tomatoes
1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms washed and sliced
1 green pepper diced into bite size can also use a combination of red yellow and green...I only had green on hand.

The dressing:
1 seven seasonings kit...comes with measuring bottle and season packet
Olive oil...extra virgin lite
salad vinegar
Use the directions on packet

Cook pasta, drain and let cool. Mix salad dressing using directions on package. Add black olives, tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms. Sprinkle with fresh grated parm cheese
and fresh cracked pepper.

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