I love pasta, but sometimes I don’t want hot pasta for dinner in the summertime.. so I was craving a pasta salad.  I hadn’t made one in a while and then I came across a pasta salad recipe that sounded delicious, so I was in.

SUMMER PASTA SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 1 package gemelli pasta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 can whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1 package large slice pepperoni, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Brianna’s French Dressing

Cook pasta according to package.  Drain and let cool slightly.  Add in all other ingredients and toss together. Mix with 1/2 bottle of dressing and add a little more right before serving.

Edits:  The original recipe included pine nuts and green olives – neither of which were going into mine… so I added the corn to replace the items I omitted.  I didn’t have enough parmesan cheese so I crumbled up some Dubliner cheese I had in my fridge and had both cheeses!

Results: Hunter doesn’t like tomatoes so never tried it, however both mom and I ate it for various meals while she was in town!  I really like the dressing and added a little more each time I ate it.  This would be perfect for a cookout or snacking off of all week like we did.

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