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Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad because it is a great way to sneak in extra vegetables for my kids and they wont even gripe about it.  I send small containers in their lunch boxes to school.

Pasta Salad

1 package Tinkyada Brown Rice Vegetable Spirals

Your Favorite Pasta Salad add-ins: I used chopped Bell Pepper, chopped Carrots, Grape Tomatoes, sliced Persian Cucumbers, Trader Joe’s Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls (drained), sliced Pepperoni (I used Dietz & Watson brand that I bought at my local Albertson’s). Other great options would be broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, etc.

Your favorite GF Italian Dressing

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and Rinse.  Set aside to cool completely.  I have noticed that if I put the dressing on warm pasta, I will inevitably end up using much more that necessary.
  • Once pasta is completely cool, add chopped veggies, mozzarella, pepperoni and dressing.  Go slowly on the dressing, just enough to coat the ingredients and then a little more, to taste.  You don’t want the salad to sit in a pool of Italian dressing!  If you use pasta spirals, you need even less because the dressing gets in the little spirals for a nice burst of flavor!
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  1. Shelley says:

    Yummm… looks good. I will have to copy and paste this one. Also, thanks for the heads up on the pasta. i just thought that I was cooking them wrong. I will definitely stick to Tinkyada.

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