I generally start by adding a cup of each chopped vegetable, you can add more or less, depending on what you like to eat. For some, I will only add a ½ cup.
Course: Main or Side Dish
Keyword: creamy pasta, light pasta salad, pasta, pasta salad
For the dressing:
1 to 2 tablespoonsDijon mustarddepending on how tangy you want the dressing
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
1/2cupgood quality olive oil extra virgin
1/2teaspoon black pepper
For the pasta salad:
1lb. rotini pasta*cooked to al dente
1cupcucumbers chopped or cubed
1cup assortment bell pepperscubed
1/2 cup salami chopped
1cupcherry tomatoessliced in half
1/2cup raw broccoli floretscut into smaller pieces
1/2cupraw cauliflower floretscut into smaller pieces
fresh basilthinly shredded or chopped for garnish
salt and pepperif desired
For the dressing: Whisk together all of the ingredients and set aside.
Place all of the pasta salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and mix together. Garnish with the fresh basil and season with a little salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!