Monday, June 14, 2010

Grandma's Pasta Salad With Broccoli

Our Grandma frequently whips up this delicious pasta salad when we get together. As they say, Grandma's food is always the best. I've never tasted any of our Grandma's food that I didn't like. She's taught us a lot in the kitchen since we were young. I guess you can say she's been one of our cooking mentors. This pasta salad is easy and quick to make. All you need is:

  • GF rotini pasta (tri-colored or not)
  • broccoli-fresh or frozen
  • Good Seasons Italian dressing packet
  • a handful of grape or cherry tomatoes
  • black pepper
Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Simultaneously, cook your broccoli. (If frozen, go by bag instructions. If fresh, steam them until they reach the desired tenderness.) When both pasta and broccoli are complete, rinse under cold water to cool. Drain, then mix them together in a large serving bowl. Add in your tomatoes, chopped or whole, however you like. Sprinkle some black pepper. Coat with your dressing. Any Italian dressing would work. We frequently use the Good Seasons Italian dressing packet which instructs you how to make by mixing with olive oil and vinegar. But any store-bought dressing would do. Buon Appetito!

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