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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Springtime Twisted Pasta Salad

This salad is made using roasted red bell peppers.
Mixed in with al-dente cooked tri-color rotini pasta.
Then tossed with a fresh fat free citrus dressing.
This is easy to make ad everyone likes this salad.
Because it's mayonnaise free it's picnic friendly.

1 pound cooked tri-color rotini pasta
1 jar roasted red peppers, with juice
1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
1 can pear halves, with juice
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can black olives, drained
1 teaspoon dried chives

Cook pasta per package directions, al-dente.
Place drained pasta into a large serving bowl.
Chop up the roasted red peppers in serving pieces
and place in bowl with cooked tri-color rotini pasta.
Add in the sliced red onion, pears, oranges and olives.
You can cut up the pears smaller pieces if desired.
Top with dried chives and serve.

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