Italian Pasta Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
1 pound pasta, cooked and drained (My kids love the tri-color pasta and it brings a beautiful color to the salad)
2 cups cubed pepperoni
2 cups cubed provolone cheese
2 cups cheddar cheese (I use yellow for contrast in color)
2 cups green olives
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half so its easier to eat
1 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced red peppers
1/4 cup diced green peppers
1/4 cup diced yellow peppers
For the Dressing:
24 ounces of your favorite Italian Dressing (I use Wishbone Zesty Italian)
1/4 white vinegar (more or less to taste)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1. In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, pepperoni, cheeses, olives and veggies.
2. To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, salad dressing. Once combined, pour over pasta mixture to coat and toss. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
You can add or omit ingredients to your taste and liking as well as tried different dressings. Depending on what we are having I change the recipe slightly to go with our meal.