Easy & Delicious Pasta Salad
Today I will be sharing with you a very simple pasta salad recipe that will make your next gathering an occasion to remember!
Pasta Salads became increasingly popular during the 1990's. You can find many different variations of salads that are already prepared and ready to eat at your local deli. But these salads are very easy to prepare on your own.
This particular salad only requires 7 ingredients and can be prepared in advance as well. Which is great because you don't want to be spend the entire duration of your party stuck in the kitchen preparing your side dishes.
16 Oz of Rotini Pasta;
1 16oz Bottle of Italian Dressing (Robust);
1 bag of Mini-Pepperoni;
5 Sticks of Mozzarella String Cheese
1- 10oz Package of Grape Tomatoes;
3 cups of Broccoli Florets;
1 Orange Bell Pepper
Cook the Rotini by following the instructions on the box; (cook until is "al dente" or however you prefer to your pasta to be cooked. Once the Rotini is done, rinse the pasta with cool water and put it aside to cool down.
While your pasta is cooling, thinly sliced the Mozzarella String Cheese, slice the grape tomatoes in half, and diced the bell pepper.
Add all your ingredients into a very large bowl, (cooked & cooled pasta, tomatoes, broccoli, green pepper, mozzarella cheese, bell pepper).
Pour the entire bottle of Italian dressing, and mix together.
Place in refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
If you are preparing this salad 24 to 48 hours prior to your event, I suggest you add the mozzarella right before the event.