Last Saturday Dave and I cooked out over at my Dad's house, which I talked about a little in the last Steppin' Out post. We really wanted to make a side dish that was summery, just something light and refreshing. We decided to make our own pasta salad and it turned out delish so of course I wanted to share with you all :)
Ingredients:-16oz pasta (we used Archer Farms whole wheat pasta)
-Italian dressing (we used Newman's Own Light Italian, about 3/4 the bottle)
-Diced tomato (we used cherry tomatoes cut in half)
-Orange and lemon pepper
-Ground cayenne red pepper
-Cholula chipotle sauce (optional)
...I didn't give you exact amounts for the vegetables and spices because it's totally up to you and your taste buds, we love things spicy so ours would have more hot sauce...just go with what tastes good.
-Cook the pasta as instructed on the package
-Drain pasta and add spices, dressing, and hot sauce...toss pasta and taste as you go
-Add cucumbers and tomatoes and toss
-Chill before serving...