Basic Recipe: 12 oz. box rainbow rotini pasta 1 small can sliced olives 1 cup brocoli, chopped into tiny pieces 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped into tiny pieces 1/2 cup-1 cup mozzarella cut into little cubes 3/4 cup-1 cup Italian dressing (we use Berensteins Restaurant recipe)
optional add-ins: green onions grape or cherry tomatoes cauliflower bits sundried tomatoes chicken pepperoni cucumber
Boil pasta according to directions on the package. Drain. Run under cool water. Pour into serving bowl. Add rest of ingredients except for dressing and mix together thoroughly. Once combined, add dressing to taste. Refrigerate. Serve with crusty garlic bread. Or don't.
I like to eat mine before it's been refrigerated. I also like to make this heavy on the vegetables to make it a healthier meal. The whole family loves eating this. It's fast and easy and makes great leftovers. Also a good meal to take to a picnic, bbq, or other gathering. We usually eat it as a main meal, but can be a good side dish too.