A trip through a farmer's market will yield all the fresh vegetables you need for this crunchy salad. Toss bits of broccoli, carrots, bell peppers and celery with morsels of Cheddar or mozzarella, add cooked pasta and pour on the dressing of your choice.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 8 ounces rotini pasta
- 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1/2 cup diced Cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup pitted black olives (optional)
- 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
In large bowl, combine pasta, vegetables, cheese, and olives. Toss well with dressing. Serve chilled or at room temperature.