What’s Cooking Wednesday: Cady’s Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is my go-to dish whenever we go to a potluck or have friends over. It’s super simple to make, a dish I always have ingredients for in my stockpile and I always get compliments on it.

And, it’s a dish that you can do pretty much anything with. I whipped up a batch yesterday to go with the hamburgers (hubby’s) and portabello mushrooms (mine) that we grilled out for dinner because in my mind, nothing is a better side dish for a cookout than pasta salad. My recipe makes up a HUGE batch of pasta salad (because we eat it like it’s going out of style), so you can half it if you don’t want as much.

Ingredients:
2 boxes tri-color rotini
1 bottle Italian salad dressing
1 large can sliced olives
1-2 stalks broccoli
Several handfuls cherry tomatoes

Directions:
1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
2. Put into bowl and toss with salad dressing.
3. Add olives, broccoli and tomatoes.
4. Chill in refrigerator.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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