I created this recently for a potluck. Pasta salad is a versatile recipe – with the base of pasta, one can create a unique salad with a dressing and other ingredients. Part of my salad was created when I was walking through the grocery store and was saying to myself, “oh, that sounds good”. This is my version of pasta salad. Half the recipe, if not serving a potluck crowd!
2 boxes tri-colored spiral pasta, cooked according to package a cooled to room temperature.
2 containers of grape tomatoes – tomatoes halved
1 yellow pepper, seeded & diced
1 orange pepper, seeded & diced
1 can kidney beans, rinsed & well drained
1 small bunch asparagus, rinsed & sliced in about 1/2 inch pieces
Your favorite non-dairy cheese, cubed (Follow Your Heart’s Mozarella or Provolone or Chao’s Creamy would be my go-to choices)
1 bottle of your favorite vinegar & oil salad dressing.
Combine all ingredients & mix well. Refrigerate prior to serving.
What are your favorite unique ingredients to put in a pasta salad? Comment & let me know.