Summer Salad

A  friend prepared this simple dish for our family one summer day and now my boys ask for it all the time.  I like this recipe because I can add or subtract any ingredients and it is still delicious and satisfying.  Don’t let your pantry run down so you can make it all summer long. Enjoy!

1 box Tri-Colored Pasta (cooked and rinsed)
1/2 bottle Italian Dressing (to taste)
1 small can sliced black olives (drained and rinsed)
1 bag shredded carrots

1 pint Grape tomatos (Sliced in 1/2’s)

1 large cucumber (diced)

cooked bacon crumbles

Garbonzo Beans or Green beans (Canned)

2-3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese

You can really add whatever else sounds good.  Sometimes I add croutons, Kidney beans, broccoli pieces,  manderine oranges or cheddar cheese cubes.  The main thing is keep it chilled, add your Italian dressing and use whatever you have on hand that sounds good. This is good for lunch and keeps for several days in fridge.  Chill and serve cold.  Enjoy!

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