Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Italian Pasta and Tomato Salad

This recipe is just my cup of tea! 

Italian Pasta and Tomato Salad

Pasta Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces (2 1/3 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta

Salad Ingredients:
  • 1/4 pound (1 cup) Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
  • 2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, cubed 1-inch
  • 2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch

Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Lettuce leaves

Choose vine-ripened tomatoes to pair with penne pasta.
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Combine pasta and all salad ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Stir together all dressing ingredients except lettuce leaves in small bowl. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve salad on lettuce leaves.

Italian Pasta and Tomato Salad

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