Friday, June 5, 2009

Pasta Salad

Everyone has their favorite version of pasta salad and this is mine. I never use bottled dressings since they are full of nasty genetically engineered ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, soybean and canola oil, and msg and preservatives. It's fast and easy to avoid the bottle'o'chemicals and make your own dressing. I find it amusing that most of this salad is healthy raw veggies loaded with vitamins, antioxidents and phytonutrients, and most people turn their noses up at a bowl of raw veggies. But throw a few noodles in and it's Yay, pasta salad! and it dissapears quickly.
Pasta Salad
In large bowl combine:
1 box whole wheat or tri-color rotini, cooked and drained and rinsed under cold water
1 english cucumber, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
small head of broccoli, chopped
1 small red onion, diced fine
1 green pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
To make dressing, combine:
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Whisk together, pour over salad, toss to mix and chill.


seesaraheat June 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

I have been craving pasta salad recently and this recipe sounds delicious! I will have to put it on my "to make" list :)

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

The Paraplegic Chef June 6, 2009 at 8:11 AM  

I would have to say this looks much better than my own :) Thank you for the recipe!

justorganizeyourself June 8, 2009 at 1:59 AM  

Can't wait to try this one - I'm always looking for a good Pasta Salad! THanks a ton!

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