Recipe: Summer Pasta Salad

I am sharing a favorite recipe with you today. A good friend of mine shared this with me a few years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. This is a delicious pasta salad, perfect for any barbeque or potluck!

12-16 oz pkg colored spiral noodles
1 diced red pepper
1 diced green pepper
1 diced cucumber
sliced olives (I usually do 3/4 of a can)
diced mozzarella cheese (optional)
Bernstein’s Cheese Fantastico Light Italian Dressing

Boil noodles according to package directions. Do not overboil! Want them a tad chewy. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Add in all other ingredients and toss in a large bowl. Dump a bunch of the dressing over the salad, about 3/4 of the bottle. Sprinkle with lots of Parmesan cheese. Stir and refrigerate.

Best made the night before or the morning before you plan on serving it. Very good when all the flavors meld together overnight. When you take the salad out to serve, freshen it up by shaking in a little more Parmesan cheese and another good amount of salad dressing. I usually end up using the whole bottle. You could also use any other Italian dressing your family likes.

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