Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Plus, I despise mayonnaise. Finding summer side dishes without mayonnaise was a challenge a decade ago, before the days of Pinterest, so I was beyond excited to find this recipe at the time. I still make it at least a couple of times each month and my kids have yet to grow sick of it.
In the summertime, this pasta salad accompanies grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken kabobs, or even PB&J sandwiches. There is really no "wrong" way to make it, but my kids' favorite combination is: pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and Meijer brand Reduced-Fat Italian salad dressing. If you have a garden and you plan
Easiest, Yummiest Pasta Salad Ever
16 ounce box of pasta (our favorite is Rotini)
1 16 ounce bottle of Italian salad dressing
Chopped vegetables of your choice: cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, green onions, olives
Directions: Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Place in a large bowl and cool. Add the entire bottle of salad dressing and mix well. Add vegetables. Chill completely before serving. Enjoy!