I actually got a special request to prepare this dish for Easter and I get this request pretty often for family get togethers. It is a really simple pasta recipe with Italian dressing and it looks wonderful. Plus, the kids will eat this, and since it has Veggies, Cheese, and Olive Oil in it, I’m glad they like something that is healthy! What is also awesome is, many of the ingredients were either Buy One Get One Free or on sale at Publix.
So, here is what you need for Colorful Pasta Salad Made With Vegetables and Salad Supreme:
1 lb of Rotelle Pasta Cooked
1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup of Italian Dressing
1/2 cup of Olives chopped into 3rds
1/2 cup of Cherry or Grape Tomatoes chopped into 4ths
1 Large cucumber chopped into 4ths
3 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Reduced Fat chopped into small pieces
3 tbsp of McCormick Salad Supreme
So to start, I usually boil the pasta in advance and put it in the fridge so it is chilled. I happen to do this first thing when I got up, and then used it about 3 hours later.
Once I am ready to use the pasta, I add the tbsp of Olive Oil and stir to separate the pasta. After that I add the 1 cup of Italian Dressing and stir.
Then, I chopped up the vegetables and cheese.
Adding the cucumbers.
I add each to the pasta one at a time and stir.
Can’t see the cheese but added it, and adding the Olives.
Adding the Tomatoes.
This will be what it looks like right before you add the 3 tbsps of McCormick Salad Supreme and mix. Then, Refrigerate after.
I hope you enjoy it, I will be enjoying some of the leftovers today!