Zesty Pasta Salad

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Posted By: Margaret
Posted In:  Pasta
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Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  12 minutes
Course: salads
Cusine: Italian


3 cups multi-colored spiral pasta

1 tabl. olive oil

1 cucumber, diced 

1/2 green pepper, diced 

1 tomato, large

1/3 cup black olives, cut in rings

1/3 cup green olives/w pimento, cut in rings

1/2-2/3 cup Italian Herb Salad Dressing  (recipe on this site)

1/8th tsp. ground black pepper

1/4-1/2 tsp. sea salt


Bring 7 cups of water to a boil.  Add 3 cups multi-colored spiral pasta and 1 tabl. olive oil, and stir to seperate. Stir periodically, boil for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into colander to strain water off.  Rinse with cold water to prevent clumping. Let stand.  While pasta is cooking chop cucumber, green pepper, tomato, black olives, and green olives and put together in large bowl.  Add pasta, after draining well.  Pour Italian Herb Salad Dressing over mixture.  Add gr. black pepper, and salt.  Stir well.  Refrigerate several hours to marinate, or overnight. Stir before serving


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