Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pasta Salad

It is way too early to be up and cooking.  But since I wasn't sleeping, I thought it would be a good time to make my Sweetie Pie's favorite lunch for work.  Cold Pasta Salad. (I don't east cold pasta, but he loves it!)  Everything can be adjusted to personal taste.

Perfect Lunch Pasta Salad

Serves: 4-6
Time 15 min.

1 box of tri-colored pasta (16 oz)
1/3 of a bottle of Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 small tomato or 12 cherry tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, trimmed, and diced (green and white part)
2 carrots, peeled and diced
12 green olives, chopped
1/2 Parmesan cheese
1/2 can of water packed artichoke hearts, chopped

1) Boil pasta for 5 mins.  According to Sweetie, firm pasta is best.
2) Rinse pasta in cold water to stop the cooking.  Pour into medium bowl.  Pour Vinaigrette over pasta.
3) Add all ingredients and stir well.
4) Place in refrigerator until ready to eat.
5) Serve cold.

This is a great salad to take to work.

Happy Cooking,

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