Spring Into Summer Pasta Salad
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 1 lb. pasta (we used tri-color rotini)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 5-6 large, fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 2 handfuls arugula/spinach salad mix
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 hot cherry pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup salad dressing (we used home-made Italian)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
  1. Prepare pasta according to instructions. Strain and let cool. Bring to room temperature.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and give it a good stir.
  3. Cover and store in fridge for at least an hour. The longer the better. The pasta salad will taste better the next day.
Recipe by Simple Recipes at http://simplerecipes.net/2013/05/spring-into-summer-pasta-salad/