Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
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- 1 box
- tri-color rotini pasta or rotini pasta of choice
- 1 large
- bottle of your favorite creamy italian dressing
- desired amounts of fresh broccoli, cherry or grape tomatoes, cucumbers, orange or yellow pepper, shredded carrots & fine chopped red onion
1Cook rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Let the pasta get cold.
2Cut & prepare desired vegetables. ie: peel & seed the cucumber, cut broccoli into bite size pieces, cut tomatoes in half, cut desired amount of onion etc.
Add any vegetables you like, raw mushrooms do not work well!
3Combine cold pasta with the vegetables. Add the entire bottle of dressing, mixing well. Refrigerate until serving.
4NOTE: I have an extra bottle of dressing on hand. I make this the day before the event. If necessary I add more dressing before serving as the pasta absorbs the dressing. I have used thawed frozen peas as well. The colors look great together!