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Italian Pasta Salad- Simple, Fast & Fresh

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This video will show you how to create a flavorful Italian pasta salad that is not only easy, but fast and full of fresh ingredients. This is a very simple pasta salad that is loved by many, even those who are extremely picky about their pasta salads. This recipe is easy to customize to suit your tastes.
Ingredients
  Angel hair pasta 1 Pound
  Zesty italian dressing 16 Ounce (16oz bottle)
Ingredients for the salad
  Green bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, chopped finely
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, chopped finely
  Broccoli 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced into small pieces
  Cauliflower 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced into small bits
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium, chopped finely
  Green onions 2 Medium, chopped finely
  Black olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
  Pepperoni/Chopped ham 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (Turkey pepperoni used)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a large pot, boil the pasta as per instructions on the pack.
2. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
3. Chop up the green pepper, red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, green onion, olives, & pepperoni finely.

MAKING
4. Pour the bottle of Zesty Italian dressing over the cold noodles and toss to coat well.
5. Add in the finely chopped ingredients and toss to combine.
6. Refrigerate until chilled.

SERVING
7. Serve chilled. Toss before serving since the dressing and ingredients can settle to the bottom.

TIPS
For added flavor, you can add minced garlic, mild cheddar cheese, cold peas and cucumbers or jalapenos.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Pasta is a very healthy dish. This version uses only vegetables but you can add chicken, lamb or turkey to the vegetable to make a light summer meal. Try this fun and healthy version by Monique to prepare your own dish

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