Pasta Salad

This quick and easy salad is the perfect dish for lunch, dinner, a picnic, or a road trip. While it’s the best in the summer when garden-fresh vegetables and herbs are readily available, we enjoy it in colder weather too.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large pot, a colander, and a large salad bowl.
  2. Get out a small mixing bowl.

STEP TWO – Make the Salad

Ingredients:

¾ pound uncooked pasta (fusilli, shell, or elbow)
1 large diced tomato
1 diced cucumber
1 diced bell pepper
2 diced green onions
3 sliced fresh basil leaves
8-10 sliced Kalamata olives
¼ pound whole cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, Asiago, or Romano) cut into cubes

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook for as long as directed.
  3. Drain the pasta in the colander, rinse briefly under cold water, and place in a large salad bowl.
  4. Add the tomato, cucumber, pepper, onion, basil, olives, and cheese to the bowl and combine.

STEP THREE – Make the Dressing

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. In the small mixing bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dress the salad, gently toss the incorporate, and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recommended Serving Size: ¼ of recipe

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 protein, 1 veg, 1 fat

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19 thoughts on “Pasta Salad

  1. Lovely. Permission to add raw garlic? I have garlic on everything except Cheerios, cocoa, and ice cream. I hear though, they have out in California, garlic ice cream. I just ate breakfast and this makes me hungry.

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  2. This seems delicious!! And also something that doesn’t seem to take too long, so great when I have a busy day and do not have much time to cook! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more cool recipes from you 🙂

    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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    1. Thank you! One of our favorite things about this recipe is how quick it is to prepare. Thanks for checking out our blog; we’ll definitely check out yours too 🙂

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