I always add tomatoes to pasta salad but we've only had a few cherry tomatoes to ripen in our garden so far...and not any of the Better Boys yet.
But I remembered that I have never used up the tomatoes that we dehydrated last year. I keep them in the bottom of the freezer section. and I just forget they are down there.
They were good in the salad, chewy and sweet!
16 oz. rainbow spiral pasta
8 to 10 oz. Wishbone Italian Dressing
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
about 1/4 to 1/2 cup each of your favorite veggies,
I used onions, green peppers, black olives, green olives, roasted red peppers and our dehydrated tomatoes.
Any veggies are good as long as you get a mix of different tastes and textures..chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty, sour, nutty...and so forth.
I like to dice the veggies pretty small. so the dressing will make them cling to the pasta.
Cook the pasta in salted water (no oil), just until done, but still a bit chewy. Cool completely then toss with veggies. Add dressing and stir gently.
Stir in parmesan and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Stir before serving and add more dressing (or olive oil and vinegar) if it isn't moist enough.
It looks like a lot of meat doesn't it? These are favorites of my sons I always send a "to go" box home with them.
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut cookies for dessert.