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Summer Pasta Salad

»Posted on Apr 12, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad (This salad gets better the second time around—great leftovers.)   ¾ cup of ranch dressing 8 oz. pasta (You can experiment to see which one you like the best.) 1 cup of broccoli florets 1 cup of artichoke hearts, quartered 1 zucchini, diced ½ red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup frozen peas, thawed 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup pitted and halved black olives (You can add a large can of tuna or chicken, and I usually double the recipe.)   Cook pasta according to package directions. Place broccoli in a strainer; drain cooked pasta in same strainer. Run cool water over all and drain well. Transfer pasta and broccoli to a serving bowl. Add ranch dressing and remaining ingredients and toss gently to coat. Serve...

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