Monday, May 3, 2010

Tri-Color Pasta Salad

I made this tonight to go with dinner. It's simple, great for picnics, and totally tasty! It's been 80 here so I've been rejoicing in the heat by cooking summer food. It's not exciting by any stretch of the imagination, but it has FOUR ingredients!

One box "Garden" pasta, aka Tri-Color radiatore
One block cheddar cheese, cubed (Vermont extra sharp if you can get it)
A handful of pepperoni slices
One small bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing

Cook the pasta a little past al dente. Strain and run under cold water for 2 minutes or until it's cold. Transfer to bowl. Add cheddar and pepperoni, stirring thoroughly. Add Zesty Italian a bit at a time. Taste test until it's strong enough. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before serving.

This goes amazingly with food cooked on a grill.

1 comment:

Mardell said...

Looks really good! I've never had pasta salad before ~ can you believe it? True. Isn't the weather great? As long as it doesn't get ANY hotter. LOL