Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tri-colored Pasta Salad

The days are getting longer.

And Hotter.

Another summer in Chico makes me shutter, but that is the way things are shaping up.

So baking or anything that requires turning on the oven makes me cringe. 

Especially in my tiny house that get very hot in the afternoons. 

For dinner tonight we are having pasta salad.  

Tri-Colored Pasta Salad
Adapted from 
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 
Joe's Famouse Tri-Colored Pasta with grilled Chicken 

  • 12 ounces tri-colored Rotini
  • 1 Red bell pepper, finely diced 
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced 
  • 1 orange bell pepper, finely diced 
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped 
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small can finely diced black olives 
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 

Pasta Salad 1


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat 
  • Add pasta and cook, until al dente 
  • Drain and cool
  • Stir bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and olives together in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, and sugar.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Pour dressing over vegetables 
  • Add pasta 
  • Toss to combine 
  • Serve 

Pasta Salad 2\

What we think:

 Dianna: "I love it. Light and tasty perfect for a hot summer evening."
 Alex: "This should be a side and not dinner"

1 comment:

  1. What a simple, yet great looking recipe! =D

    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D



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