Italian Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

16 oz tricolor rotini (spiral vegetable pasta)
1 medium cucumber
6 medium roma tomatoes
1 bunch broccoli, bunch
1 can(s) sliced black olives
1 bottle zesty italian dressing
2 tsp salad herbs or tarragon
1 tsp lemon pepper

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Laura Perovich Recipe
Lightly Salted
San Antonio, TX (pop. 1.3M)
CookingTexasStyle
Member Since Dec 2011
Laura's notes for this recipe:
I just love this recipe. A hit at BBQ's on a hot summer day.
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Directions

1
Cook pasta with salt according to package instructions.
DO NOT OVERCOOK
Once cooked, drain and run cold water over it.
Place in large salad bowl.
2
Stripe cucumbers with a fork (Place fork on end of cucumber and slide it down the length) then slice into discs
3
Cut roma tomatoes into bite sizes
Roma tomatoes have the best flavor. If you can't find Roma tomatoes then use cherry tomatoes and cut in half)
4
Use only the florets of the broccoli and some of the stem
Pull apart if big clusters.
5
Place, broccoli, tomatoes, olives(drained), cucumbers in a with the pasta.
6
Dust the salad with Salad Herbs or Tarragon (
NOT SALAD SEASONING) and Lemon Pepper.
These spices give the salad a distinct flavoring.
7
Use 2/3 of the bottle of Italian dressing.
That way the pasta and veggies absorb the flavor.
Refridgerate.
Just before serving add remainder of dressing and stir.
8
*TIP:
You can also add small Pepperoni slices (Optional)
9
Bon Appetit
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user Katha Heckert emi - Feb 11, 2012
This is good! You can also add mozzarella sticks sliced up.
user Sara Gray cookenHi - Feb 25, 2012
This is just what I was looking for ... can't wait to try this out on the family!
user rose healey rosehealey123 - Jun 13, 2013
Sounds wonderful, will be bringing it to St Mary's Pot Luck Dinner this week end. Yummy!

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