Monday, September 26, 2011

Colorful Pasta Salad

We have some weird names for recipes at our house. We don't just call something Pasta salad. We'll call it "Your mother's pasta salad" or "That pasta salad I made for the company BBQ last month". This one, we call "my mom's colorful pasta salad" I'll call it "Colorful Pasta Salad" for short. It's good stuff. It's great for picnics because the ingredients won't spoil in the hot sun.

1 box penne pasta
5 green onions, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and grated with a large grater
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of small black olives, drained and sliced in half
1 can of Jolly Green Giant corn niblets, drained
1/4c Parmesan cheese
Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Boil the penne pasta and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Add about a cup of the Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette. Mix together and let it set. I like to make it up at least a few hours before I need it.

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