Italian Pasta Salad
I just love this recipe. A hit at BBQ's on a hot summer day.
- 16 oz
- tricolor rotini (spiral vegetable pasta)
- 1 medium
- 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
1Cook pasta with salt according to package instructions.
DO NOT OVERCOOK
Once cooked, drain and run cold water over it.
Place in large salad bowl.
2Stripe cucumbers with a fork (Place fork on end of cucumber and slide it down the length) then slice into discs
3Cut 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)
4Use only the florets of the broccoli and some of the stem
Pull apart if big clusters.
5Place, broccoli, tomatoes, olives(drained), cucumbers in a with the pasta.
6Dust the salad with Salad Herbs or Tarragon (
NOT SALAD SEASONING) and Lemon Pepper.
These spices give the salad a distinct flavoring.
7Use 2/3 of the bottle of Italian dressing.
That way the pasta and veggies absorb the flavor.
Just before serving add remainder of dressing and stir.
You can also add small Pepperoni slices (Optional)