One of my absolute favorite things to make is a gigantic bowl of pasta salad. It takes care of lunches for a week, and if I need a side dish for my evening meal, perfection! It is so tasty I have caught my husband helping himself to a bowl of it for BREAKFAST!
1 1/2 cups oil
1 1/2 cups vinegar ( using a combination of regular and white wine vinegars is especially nice)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion flakes
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
A sprinkle of Italian seasoning
Ingredients for salad:
Cauliflower, small florets
Broccoli, small florets
1 box of tri-color rotini
Salami strips and Provolone strips ( optional)
Cook rotini according to box instructions and while cooking, make dressing. In a very large salad bowl, mix rotini, vegetables and dressing. Refrigerate.
* Vegetable amounts may vary according to your taste. I always use a whole can of black olives and plenty of green olives as my toddler LOVES them. I typically use at least two good sized carrots and celery ribs and about half a broccoli head and a quarter or so of a cauliflower head.