Easy Pasta Salad

Recipe: Easy Pasta Salad

Summary: We often serve this for dinner in the summer with muffins and a fresh cut watermelon. Even the little guys like this one. Sometimes I will add some dried Italian seasoning and garlic powder for an extra kick of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 box tri-colored rotini
  • 1/2 bottle fat free Italian dressing (I like Wish Bone)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped or 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 carrots, diced or shredded

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to directions on package
  2. When done, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, drain again
  3. Put in serving bowl, and add vegetables.
  4. Pour dressing over top of pasta and vegetables.
  5. Toss well and chill for at least 4 hours.

Cooking time (duration): 20

Chilling time: 4 hours

Diet (other): Low calorie, Reduced fat

Meal type: dinner or lunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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