Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pepper and Pasta Salad

Ugh, still no triathlon photos.  Next time we need someone to come with us and take photos!

Time for another recipe!  This one is really simple and you can add any other vegetables that you want.  I just came up with it on my own and through searching other pasta salad recipes. 

Pepper and Pasta Salad


3 cups peppers, chopped
1 box of your choice of pasta (I used rotini)
1 bottle of Italian dressing

As the water was coming to a boil for the pasta, I chopped the peppers that I bought from Wegmans.  They came pre-sliced so it made chopping them much easier!  I also liked that it had all four colors of peppers in the package.  

 I love peppers!

When the water was ready, I cooked the pasta according to the directions on the box. 

 That's a lot of pasta

As soon as the pasta was ready, I drained the water and then rinsed the pasta off in cold water a few times.  Then I mixed the pasta and peppers together.  Finally, I poured the entire bottle of Italian dressing over the mixture and mixed well.

 I'm glad I found this

All done

We had this last night after running 5 miles on the trails and it tasted great!  We sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top for a last minute addition.  It made so much that we have plenty for tonight!

 So colorful!

What's your favorite pasta salad? 

16 comments:

  1. This reminds of the one I used to make by Suddenly Salad...But this sounds less processed and I like that. I love all kinds of pastas salads they are easy and filling!!

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    1. Yea it is pretty similar to that, just fresher!

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  2. You won't have the picture problem when you race in Louisville :)

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  3. Looks SOOO easy and yummy. Love your ideas.

    I hate it when I don't have race pics. Grrr....

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    1. Thanks Jen!

      I know I just want some pictures :(

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  4. Sounds easy enough. I have looking for healthy lunches and sides for dinner so I will put this in the rotation:) My race photos from Sunday aren't up either:( Sheesh how long does it take people!

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  5. YUM! Looks tasty and sounds pretty easy too! I love mexican pasta salad with black beans, corn and coriander... Getting hungry just thinking about all of this hahaha

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    1. That sounds really good too!! Yum!

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  6. I like that basic type of pasta salad, but Mike wouldnt like all the peppers- I would use some tomatoes and some cubed cheese and maybe throw in some pepperoni slices.( I know you don't like the tomatoes and pepperoni, Jamie!)

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    1. I could use turkey pepperoni and just keep the tomatoes out.

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  7. Lol! Well 'someone' did give you 1 photo ;)

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    1. Haha I do have that photo and a few more, I'm just hoping for some other race photos :) If they aren't up by tomorrow I'm just going to post with what I have.

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  8. It looks very doable, even for me.

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    1. Haha yea I think you could handle it :)

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