Pasta Salad

Pasta salad
Pasta salad

I was looking for a quick and easy recipe to throw together for dinner and remembered my old standby, cold pasta salad.

Truthfully, cold pasta salad would never have occurred to me had I not spent a year in Italy living with two Italian-American cousins. They knew things about pasta that I had never conceived, and this was one of them.

This evening, I prepared a package of whole wheat rotitini in boiling water, then drained and rinsed with cold water until the noodles were cold. I added fresh spinach leaves, tomatoes and fresh basil from my garden, black olives, feta cheese crumbles, and a can of drained chick peas. Then I tossed the whole thing with an Italian salad dressing (I like Annie’s Naturals, as always!).

Dinner couldn’t have been easier or more delicious out on the patio after a 90+ degree day. And you know how I love the one-dish dinner concept! This is a great contribution to a potluck, too.

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  1. Inking Stamp at |

    i eat every kind of salad, but my favorite is of course fruit salad and chicken salad .;,

  2. Hormone Replacement : at |

    potato salad and fruit salad are two of my favorite salads. i also like the tangy taste of chicken salad`,-

  3. Chinese Girls  at |

    russian salads are kind of addictive, my mom always make those russian salad at home-~:

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  5. Joel Owen at |

    whenever my sister makes potato salad, i always eat them in less than a minute or so he he. i just love all sorts of salad. ””

  6. Skye Hussain at |

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.-“~

  7. Sophie at |

    Hi :),

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  8. Jane C at |

    I love this recipe. I am going to make it tomorrow!! Thanks for all you good suggestions.

  9. Emily at |

    Yum! What a great idea!


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