Summer. It’s hot – very hot. What to cook? Something simple, something easy, something that does NOT require the oven … Pasta Salad! My mom always made pasta salad, as a side, but it always turned into a meal. So here’s my attempt to do her recipe justice. Pasta Salad:
Red Pepper Green Pepper
Black Olives Broccoli
Olive Oil Italian Salad Dressing
Fresh Ground Black Pepper Parmesan Cheese
what TO DO:
Bring water to a boil, salt slightly. Cook the pasta.
Chop the peppers into medium sized bits.
Chop the broccoli.
Half the olives.
Mix the pasta, peppers, broccoli & olives in a larger bowl.
Dress with 2 parts Italian Salad Dressing to 1 part Olive Oil.
Add Fresh Ground Black Pepper. Grate Parmesan Cheese over.
Vary the quantities to taste. My personal preference is a LOT of Parmesan Cheese.
Mix, cover, refrigerate & EAT!
Eat as a side, eat for lunch, eat for dinner – even eat as a late-night snack.