Recently, I took a little mini-vacation from blogging……….er, ok, who am I kidding? I was just lazy and wanted to catch up on a few episodes of Parenthood that had stacked up on the DVR! I can’t help myself, I love this dysfunctional family. Do you watch Parenthood? They are the modern-day Walton’s.
I’ll have to admit, I love to watch TV. Before I started blogging, if I was home the TV would be on even if I wasn’t watching anything. I guess it was just the noise; it kept me company. Nowadays, I don’t even turn the TV on most days. I do record a couple of shows and watch them when it rains and I run on the treadmill.
So, my mini vacation consisted of eating
the peanuts out of snack mix and Vegetable Pasta Salad, drinking diet Mt Dew, and watching the three generations of the imperfect Braverman’s fails and triumphs!
It was good; a much-needed break. But let’s get back to that
Vegetable Pasta Salad!
I love this salad because
It’s quick and easy to make
It’s tasty, and
I can make it beforehand and refrigerate.
You will love this salad for all the same reasons!
Pasta Vegetable Salad
Pasta Vegetable Salad is a quick, easy and economical pasta salad recipe. It's perfect as a side with those grilld meats as well as a tasty potluck recipe!
- 6 ounce tricolor pasta, uncooked (It doesn't HAVE to be tricolor, use what you have!)
- 2 cups carrots, cut into strips
- 1 (3.8 oz) can sliced black olives
- 1/3 cup sliced green onions
- 2 cup zucchini, cut into slices
- 2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 (0.6 oz) envelope Italian-style salad dressing mix
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain.
- Combine pasta, olives, onions, zucchini and tomatoes.
- Prepare dressing mix according to package directions. Stir in oregano. Pour over pasta mixture, stir. Cover and chill 4 to 6 hours before serving.
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Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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