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18 October, 2014

Zucchini, Artichoke, and Pasta Salad

Posted in : Make Ahead, Salad on by : Pamela Reynoso

 

I like to chop up different vegetables ahead of time so that things, like this salad, can be thrown together for a quick weekday lunch. I usually do my chopping once or twice a week while I am preparing dinner.  I also try to cook the pasta during this prep.  This helps keep the time in the kitchen to a minimum.

What You Need:

1/4 Cup Chopped Zucchini

1/4 Cup Chopped Marinated Artichokes

1/4 Cup Chopped Yellow Bell Peppers

1/8 Cup Chopped Red Onion

1/8  Cup Chopped Black Olives

1/2 Cup Cooked Pasta

You favorite salad dressing

Salt and Pepper to Taste

 

What To Do:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Mix a few tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing into the cooked pasta while it is still warm.  Once the pasta has cooled, mix the rest of the vegetables together and add a few more tablespoons of dressing.  Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Note: If making ahead of time. Only add the dressing to the warm pasta.  Wait to add the dressing to the rest of the vegetables until ready to serve.