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Beach Pasta Salad

I look forward to this pasta salad all year. It's pretty much the best! My family takes an annual beach trip and makes this pasta salad for the crew to munch on all week. Unfortunately this trip didn't happen this year with scheduling conflicts, so I decided to make it myself. I really don't have enough good things to say about it. It's like summer in a bowl, and it's super easy to throw together.

Ingredients:
Garden rotini pasta
Chopped veggies- I used zucchini, red bell pepper, green onions, and broccoli florets
Marinated artichoke hearts
Wishbone Italian dressing
Black Pepper
*you can make this salad as large or as small as you want, so use the quantity of each ingredient that best suits your needs!


Directions:
1. Cook your pasta according to instructions on the package. Drain and place pasta in a large bowl.
2. Chop your raw veggies and throw them into the bowl with the pasta.
3. Chop a few artichoke hearts and add them to the bowl (I used about half the can, pictured above). Pour a small amount of artichoke marinade into the pasta for flavor.
4. Add Italian dressing. You don't want your salad to be swimming, but you want enough in there to completely coat the pasta. Just add and taste until you think you have it just right. Sprinkle black pepper.
5. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator a few hours. You may want to add a little more dressing after it has chilled because the pasta will soak a lot of it up. Just taste and see.


Enjoy!

8 comments :

Megan said...

This looks delish! I am your newest follower!! :)

Christiana Marie said...

I love all of your recipes and this looks so yummy! What a perfect salad for summer!:)

Kelly said...

I LOVE pasta salad, but I've never thought about bringing it to the beach! It's my go-to side dish for barbeques and picnics.

TheWord OfANerd said...

Looks so yummy. I feel like eating it right now but I can't have any carbs. Boo! I love to make my pasta salad with the mini farfalle.

Allison said...

This sounds really good! I don't eat nearly as much pasta as I used to, but with all those veggies, it looks really tempting! Stopping by from the blog hop :)

NIGHT OWL VENTING said...

This looks good. I've made the noodles before and just added italian dressing to them afterwards. it's good like this. :D

courtneyem.com said...

This looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

Petchie said...

This looks soooo yummmy! thanks for sharing!

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