|Very colorful! Add some bottled|
Ranch dressing and it's oh so good! Chill!
Happy Baking and Summer Cooking!
Tri Color Pasta and Veggies
Half package of Tri Color Pasta cooked, rinsed and drained
1 cup broccoli florets ( cook along with pasta adding the broccoli the last minute of cooking time)
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
1/8 tsp. crushed pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup chopped carrots shredded
1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/2 cup black olives sliced (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh grated cheese (Parmesan or Pecorino Romano)
If you like cook whole package of pasta..drain and rinse. Separate into two bowls..the first bowl will be for this recipe..
Salad Dressing: Whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper, pepper flakes in large bowl..add olive oil and continue to whisk..Add pasta, broccoli, carrots, basil, red pepper, olives, onions and cheese..Mix well. Chill
Note: If you are making two salads this other option is: Maybe you'd like to toss some bottled Ranch Dressing to make it a creamy salad. It's up to you!!!!!
From my kitchen to yours,