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Awesome Pasta Salad

picsart_06-12-09.38.44.jpgSummer time is upon us, and to me it means a lot of outdoor entertaining and barbeques. I tend to always make a pasta salad as a side dish during the summer.

This pasta salad I created for my sister after she had given birth to her twin girls.  She loved this salad and I knew I was on to something!

 

 

 

Awesome Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1/2 box whole wheat rotini, cooked, drained

2 cups broccoli florets, cooked with pasta during last minute of cooking

1 can chickpeas, drained

1 can ripe olives, drained

1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/4 red onion, sliced

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup red peppers, julienned

1 jar pepperocini peppers (whole)

2 garlic cloves, minced

8 oz mozzarella cheese (optional)

balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Instructions

Combine the above ingredients in large bowl and mix. Best chilled overnight.

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I’m linking up with Running on Happy, The Fit Foodie Mama, Confessions of a Mother Runner, and A Whisk and Two Wands for #MeatlessMonday!

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4 Comments

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    ooh chick peas and artichokes yummy. Thanks for joining us for the meatless Monday linkup today

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      thanks!

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  2. Rachel

    I love, love, love pasta salad. Artichokes, olives, tomatoes — you got all my faves in there!

    Reply
    1. Vicki (Post author)

      yup… it is a good one!

      Reply

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