Sunday, May 1, 2011

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

This is a favorite at our house in the summer.  It is light, full of flavor, easy & yummy!  Plus it is crisp & cold.  You can really put any vegetable into this salad.  Which is great.  You can make it with what you have on hand if ya don't feel like going to the story for certain items. Adding chicken into the salad is also another yummy ingredient.

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
1 (16 oz.) package spaghetti noodles
1 cup cucumber ~ chopped
1 cup olives ~ chopped
1 cup carrots ~ chopped
1 cup cauliflower ~ chopped
1 cup  celery ~  chopped
1/2 a 16 oz Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  While noodles are cooking, chop all vegetables into bite size pieces.  Drain noodles & rinse with cool water.   Alternating ingredients, {Vegetables, noddles, vegetables, noodles, etc} add them into large serving bowl.  Add in Italian dressing & toss.  Make sure all vegetables have not "sunk" to bottom of bowl. Top with Parmesan cheese & refrigerate before serving.

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