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I don’t know about you, but the typical summer pasta salads with the pepperroni, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, just doesn’t do it for me. I can eat it, but it’s just that one serving will do.

Anywho, I came up with this pasta salad, and I just love it. I actually have to limit myself, because I could eat this stuff every single meal, and for snacks also.

Summer Pasta Salad

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  • 1 LB Farfalline Pasta – cooked per package directions
  • 12 oz. package frozen sweet corn – thawed
  • 12 oz. package frozen sweet peas – thawed
  • 1 large red bell pepper – diced
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded carrots – steamed for approx. one minute in microwave
  • Mozzarella cheese – approx. 10 oz. diced
  • Good Seasons Italian dressing – made with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Cook pasta, rinse in cold water. Thaw corn and peas, this can be done using hot water from the faucet. Dice the red pepper, and dice the cheese.

Mix all ingredients together, and drizzle the dressing over the salad. I used the whole bottle that I made, because, well let me warn you up front, this makes a lot of salad. But it lasts in the fridge for a week or more, and lets face it, once you taste this stuff, there’s no way there will be any left-overs.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

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