Easy peasy ... boil some pasta, bathe in cold water and toss with butter/margarine/olive oil, whichever. Once cooled, add diced veggies like bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, etc. If you have time, roast the tomatoes and bell peppers and dice them up! [just slice, add olive oil and broil until crisp] Then add your coating. I like Olive Oil Vinagrette! Add cheese last. I like to use a shredded variety like the colby trio or something. Just refrigerate in a Tupperware for a quick lunch or side to just about anything!
Yummy and pretty!
Just like pizza, pasta salad can be topped with just about any vegetable. My favorite pasta salad is from Spirits in Alexandria and it has artichokes and a ton of Parmesan cheese! But, if you're having a bit of a stock issue in your fridge, this quick and easy salad will do just fine. Cheers! ♥