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Pasta Salad, Fabulous No Mayo!

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“I've had many people who don't like pasta salad LOVE my pasta salad. The best thing is it's flexibility. Don't like tomatoes? Olives? Leave them out! Love broccoli? Chicken? Throw it in! This is quick, easy & fairly cheap, but delicious!”
READY IN:
18mins
SERVES:
8-10
YIELD:
1 large dish; servings depend on what is added and i
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Directions

  1. Cook pasta to desired tenderness.
  2. When cooled, add diced tomatoes, olive slices and beans.
  3. Add Italian dressing, measure by eye, pasta should be coated, but not swimming!
  4. I usually use packets of powdered dressing mix, as do not keep bottles of Italian dressing on hand, and can make as much or as little as I want.
  5. I've also played with different varieties of Italian dressings.
  6. You can have fun with it, tweak to your taste.
  7. If not serving immediately, refrigerate. But mix well before serving to redistribute dressing that may settle at bottom of dish.
  8. Serve with croutons, bacon bits & Parmesan cheese.
  9. (I serve this on the side to sprinkle on top, because if any leftovers croutons& bacon bits will get soggy when refrigerated, and vegans don't eat cheese!).

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