Saturday, January 12, 2013

Favorite Pasta Salad

I'm not a huge fan of heavy mayo based salads. A little bit is ok, too much will make me gag. So a mom brought this delish pasta salad to our football banquet and I loved it so I've been making it ever since. I made one little adjustment and added fresh basil and freshly minced garlic because I can :)

Here ya go:

1 box of twirly tri-colored pasta cooked al dente then rinsed in cold water
about 1/4 cup of mayo, maybe even less, I just guess
chopped roma tomatoes
chopped bell pepper
chopped black olives
chopped cucumber
about a half cup of fresh parmesan cheese
about a tbsp of fresh chopped basil
clove of minced garlic

put as much of the veggies in as you like, no rules! i also like red onion in it too sometimes.

mix together and enjoy! i can seriously eat the whole bowl :D