Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer Pasta Salad

This is on of my favorite things to make. I am not sure how it is possible I have not made it since last summer. Even my dad likes this recipe. Its very simple and you can really add whatever vegetables you want to it. It is really light which is nice especially in the summer when it is super hot out side. It's great for a side dish, or for lunch! It is even better the next day because the flavors get to sit over night. 

Makes: 4 servings
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 box of any type of pasta 
1 package good seasonings dressing
olive oil
vinaigrette dressing
1/2 yellow onion
1 red, yellow or orange pepper
1/2 head fresh broccoli
3 cloves garlic
1 tomato
Mrs.Dash original seasoning
garlic salt

Optional Ingredients 
1 can corn
1 zucchini
baby carrots

1. Bring large pot of water to boil. Slice the garlic and add to water. Cook pasta according to directions on back of box.

2. Prepare the vegetables. Slice your onion, pepper, broccoli and tomato. Set aside.

3. Prepare the sauce. Make the dressing according to the directions on the back of good seasonings package. 

4. Once pasta is cooked drain and let cool. Add your vegetables and dressing. Mix until it is evenly coated. Add garlic salt and Mrs.Dash to taste. You may need to add some more oil and vinaigrette dressing but it is totally up to you. 

Serve warm or place in fridge until ready to serve!