With these warm summer days, sometimes I just want to have a cool salad for dinner or lunch. One of my favorites is pasta salad, which can be made in about 10 minutes.
1 package spiral or rotini pasta (1 lb.)
1 cup chopped bell peppers (I used green and yellow)
1/4 cup chopped onions (I prefer red)
1 large tomato chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/2 can olives (2.25 0z)
Balsamic Vinaigrette or Italian Salad dressing (bottled or homemade)
Cook the pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, chop up the bell peppers, tomato and onions and set aside. When the pasta is ready, drain and rinse with cold water, then drain again. Add other ingredients and mix with salad dressing. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for best results. This is a great salad to take for lunch. You can add chopped ham or cooked chicken or cucumbers if you like.
This recipe makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!