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Vegetable Pasta Salad

Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ever wonder what pasta made with vegetables tastes like? Quite good, actually!

I don’t know who came up with vegetable pasta, but the person was definitely a genius. Using vegetable pasta for salads is a natural consequence of its existence!

Now cherry tomatoes are a wonderful salad addition. They are small and sweet, plus do not overcrowd your bowl.

I thought of “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” sung by Judy Garland for today’s song because even though they may not be cherries, the cherry tomatoes are an integral part this vegetable pasta salad!

Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup red pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons banana pepper rings, chopped
  • 10 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 12 ounces (1 box) vegetable spiral pasta
  • ¼ cup zesty Italian salad dressing, oil poured off
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, cubed

Instructions

  1. Put chopped onion, sliced black olives, diced red pepper, diced cucumber, chopped banana pepper rings, and sliced tomatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Cook pasta 1-2 minutes shorter than cooking time on the box. Drain. Run cold water over the pasta to cool it.
  3. Add pasta to bowl. Toss vegetables with pasta.
  4. Drizzle zesty Italian salad dressing over salad. Toss lightly.
  5. Add cubed cheddar cheese. Stir into salad.
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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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