Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chicken Pasta Salad

I love pasta.

All pasta. Any pasta. Pasta all the time.
And, so ... when I made dinner one hot summer evening a couple of weeks ago, I made a pasta salad. I happened to have rotini pasta in my pantry, but any short pasta wold do the trick. I've also gotten in the habit of roasting a chicken once a week- and this salad is an excellent way to use up some of that chicken.

But the really awesome part is that, since you're making ahead... the kitchen will be nice and cool! And, that's a bonus in the middle of a Texas summer!

Chicken Pasta Salad

1 box of pasta (cooked and drained)
chicken (roasted and shredded)
1 cucumber (I like the cucumbers that come in the wrapping. Chopped up)
2 bell peppers (I like orange & red. Love the color. Chop it up!)
1 pint of cherry tomatoes (cut them in half)
shredded carrots

Mix all that yumminess together in a big bowl. Then make the dressing. It's easy, I promise.

extra virgin olive oil
white vinegar
garlic powder
dash of sugar

Whisk it up.

Dress the salad! And toss it all in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors get happy, happy, happy! Serve it to a grateful family!

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