Sunday, September 14, 2008

Easy Pasta Salad

Box and a half of Rainbow Rotini
package of Zesty Italian powdered salad dressing (you will need vinegar)
8 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 large onion (sliced)
1 large cucumber
sliced olives

Boil the Rotini, drain and rinse with cold water until they're chilled. Dump into a large bowl

Prepare the salad dressing according to packet directions and pour over noodles.

Cut up the cheese and the vegetables and put into the bowl (I slice the cucumbers, then cut the slices in quarters; I do the same with the onion).

You can add red peppers, or celery, or carrot shavings or pepperoni, or whatever else you like or happen to have on hand. I make such a big container of it because Mike and the kids love to take it for lunch the next day. I usually serve this as a side with hot dogs or sandwiches for dinner.

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