TM’s uncles and their families, along with my Dad, were here for Easter dinner and we had a very colorful looking meal. I’ve included the menu, along with some recipe links . I also wrote out my very simple “recipe” for pasta salad.

This was my first time making homemade salad dressing. I felt like it came out tasting well and was the right dressing for my pasta salad.

Pasta Salad with Lots of Vegetables

  • 8 oz box whole wheat penne pasta
  • Variety of vegetables to total about 3 cups, such as the items I used today, which were carrots, red onion, blanched asparagus, red pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and celery
  • 20 black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing — make your own or use one you’ve purchased.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. Add chopped vegetables and olives. Then stir in salad dressing.