This is a recipe that both vegetarians and meat lovers can enjoy. It is full of flavor that is satisfying for adults and kids alike.
Depending on how much dressing the noodles absorb, you might only need to add 2/3 of the dressing.
Healthy Pasta Salad
12 ounces pasta
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
18 ounces cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup black olives, sliced (optional)
2 Tablespoons fresh chives or 2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 cup fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 large cucumber
4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
7 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
-Boil pasta, adding 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder to the water.
-Combine cooked pasta, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, chopped cucumber, and minced chives (or onion) in a large bowl.
-Add basil, and stir to combine.
-In a small bowl, mix white wine vinegar and olive oil. Stir into salad.
-Add 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and salt/pepper to taste.
*Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver’s pasta salad