SPRING PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS :

  • 8 oz spiral pasta
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) seasoned green beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 1/2 oz) peas and carrots, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halves
  • 2/3cup creamy Caesar or Italian dressing

METHOD : Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse under cold water and drain well. Combine pasta, vegetables and tomatoes in bowl. Toss with dressing. Garnish with chopped fresh basil or parsley and serve over lettuce, if desired. Get creative: For a heartier salad, add 2 cups diced cooked chicken and add more dressing as necessary. For variety, try other vegetables, such as gold and white corn or cut Italian beans.