Italian Pasta Salad
Spiral pasta tossed with veggies, chic peas, parmesan cheese, and Italian dressing
16 ounces rotini or spiral pasta
1 can (15 ounces) black olives, sliced
4 green onions, chopped (including green part) OR 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (chic peas), rinsed and drained
1 green, red, or yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
2 cups diced peeled cucumbers, optional
1/2 to 3/4 cup parmesan cheese (I prefer shredded parmesan)
8 to 12 ounces your favorite Italian Salad dressing*
1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, tossing to coat and combine.
3. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours, to allow flavors to blend.
*Original recipe specified to use Wishbone (brand) Italian salad dressing, but I use Kroger brand and love it! :) I've also had great results using a couple different kinds of Italian dressing purchased at Costco.
This recipe was passed to me from my friend Sheri, who got it from her sister Debby.
Italian Pasta Salad in this picture was made without tomatoes, and additional chopped red and yellow bell peppers added!
This pasta salad is really yummy!! It's easy to make, and the leftovers are great. :) My rating: 10/10