TRI-COLOR PASTA SALAD
🥗🍅🫑🫒 This veggie-packed dish is easy to make for lunch or as a side dish. The thing I love about this recipe is once it has been prepared, you can refrigerate it after, and when ready served it cold. Really great for meal prepping :)
TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS
1 box (12 ounces) Tri-color Rotini pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes
8 ounces can black olives sliced (drained and rinsed)
5 basil leaves cut into strips
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 cucumber (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Drizzle with your choice of dressing if desired
Optional: Parmesan cheese freshly grated and/or mozzarella cheese
1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of water. Drain water and place cooked pasta in a large serving bowl.
2. Add the chopped-up ingredients (tomatoes, olives, basil, and bell peppers) and toss to combine. Add some Italian dressing and/or your choice of cheese if desired.
3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Then season with salt and pepper before serving. Enjoy!