Friday, June 27, 2014

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

This week has been a heat wave! Utah weather is crazy. Last week it snows, this week it's 90...MAKE UP YOUR MIND! To combat the higher temperatures we decided to have dinner be oven free so we made this yummy pasta salad! I'm a sucker for pasta salads but I had never made my own (another testament of how easy this recipe is). You just chop, mix and eat. It is simple and delicious!

This recipe is for a huge bowl approximately 5 quarts - Great for parties or as a big healthy meal for the family!

1.  (2) 12 oz. boxes of Rotini Pasta
2. (2) Roma Tomatoes or 1 Large Tomato
3. (1) Cucumber
4. (1) Small head of brocolli
5. (20) Baby carrots
6. (1) 3.5 oz Package of Pepperoni
7. (1) 16 oz Bottle Zesty Italian Dressing

1. Cook pasta, drain and set aside to let cool.
2. Chop tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, carrots and pepperoni into bite-size pieces.
3. Combine pasta, vegetables and pepperoni.
4. Add Italian Dressing (I used the full bottle, but start with half and work your way up to determine how much you like!)
5. Enjoy!

What are your favorite recipes to beat the heat?

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