Monday, July 25, 2011
This hot weather is really kicking my tushie....I'm feeling nostalgic for winter at this point...ehehehe. I've gone all cold dishes/appetizers when we have guests over. Pasta salad seemed like a good choice when trying to stay away from the oven. Easy to make and just to very tasty.
Any form of cooked chicken breast works great in this salad, but I went with a Cajun seasoned version for fun.
6oz colored pasta spirals, cooked and drained
7oz provolone mozzarella, cut into chunks
1 can medium black olives, drained
8 small tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1 jar sweet and hot pepper rings, drained
1 jar Giardiniera (picked mixed vegetables), drained and chopped roughly
1 red onion, chopped
1 cucumbers, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil & vinegar dressing
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.