Thursday, September 8, 2011

What's Cooking

Tri-Color Pasta Salad

12 oz box tri-color rotini
3/4 cup black olives sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs of your choice
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Cook pasta until just tender. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Place pasta in serving bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. Serves 8

This is a colorful salad with a great fresh taste. Experiment with different herbs to vary the flavor. I like to use parsley, cilantro, and thyme, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Marjoram and basil would work well, too.