Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cooking Thursday

The recipe I'm sharing with you today is one I got from someone I used to work with. You know those potlucks are the best place to get recipes!  This is easy to throw together and is colorful, fresh and tasty!

 
 
Italian Vegetable Pasta Salad

8 ounces uncooked tri-color pasta
1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
3/4 cup chopped bell pepper
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup cubed Monterey Jack Cheese
1 1/4 cup Wishbone Robusto Italian Dressing *

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water until cooled.   In large bowl combine all ingredients except dressing and mix well.  Add 1 cup dressing and stir together.
Refrigerate overnight.  Before serving, stir in additional 1/4 cup of dressing.
* Using this specific flavor makes a big difference in how the salad tastes.
 

17 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds good!!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

....THIS is gonna find its way to OUR table. And soon.

Gonna copy the recipe. Bud and I both love pasta dishes, and this will actually make a light delicious meal all on its own. Yum.

Simply Linda said...

What time is dinner? lol--that looks good. Blessings

Nancy said...

I love simple and delicious...Looks like this one is definitely a keeper...

Blackberry Lane said...

This looks so good and refreshing. Thanks.

thirstysouthernsoul said...

Oooh! I'm pinning this on pinterest!

Connie said...

Sounds like a picnic preference.

Connie said...

Sounds like a picnic preference.

Pat said...

I would have loved to had this for lunch instead of the cheese burger I ate from McDonalds on my way to get my hair done!

Terri D. said...

It looks beautiful and sounds yummy! I like doing pasta salads for pot lucks here at work. Will print this one and use it next time. Thanks!!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, I made almost the same thing to take to a potluck parents' meeting at my son's school tonight. I did rainbow rotini, California mix frozen veggies, black olives and the Robusto dressing. Yours looks better with the cheese!

Brooke said...

great idea for this weekend's lake party!

Sharon Larson said...

This looks so yummy and a good one to have soon on these hot humid days.
Thanks for sharing

Betsy Brock said...

it's pretty, too! I love that it has cheese cubes in it...what a refreshing change!

linda eller said...

Yummy!

Jenny the Pirate said...

This sounds heavenly. I especially love the addition of the cheese cubes!

Jennifer Hill said...

So thankful you "re-shared" this today. Libby will love it.