A recent trip to our local favorite farm stand had me super excited to try some new recipes. I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to farmers markets or farm stands. I am drawn to color and just looking at all the glorious farm goods gets me every time. I tend to buy way more than I should and then wind up trying to figure out how to use it all. Well I made sure this time to use up every last bit of my haul that day. My cherry tomatoes are doing so well so I made sure to pick up some. The red ones were shaped like strawberries. They were so cute I couldn't help but buy them.
What is not to love about this bowl of goodies? See I told you, eye candy....
This is super easy to throw together and have ready in flash when you are headed out to a BBQ. While the noodles are cooking, chop up all the veggies and have it ready to mix in together in a big bowl and you are done. See that was easy.
Garden Pasta Salad
1 (16 oz) box rotini pasta
1 pint of cherry tomatoes (I used red and yellow) halved or quartered
¼ cup green pepper, diced
1 cucumber, sliced and cut into quarters
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, diced into cubes
½ to ¾ cup of Italian dressing
Cook the rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl combine the pasta and remaining ingredients and stir until combined. As the salad sits it may require a little more dressing as the noodles soak up the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Not a fan of Italian dressing, just swap it out for your favorite dressing.
The recipe was shared in a recent issue of Chesapeake Style Magazine.
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