Italian Pasta Salad
12 oz of your choice of pasta macaroni noodle or rotini
¼ red pepper
¼ yellow pepper
¼ green pepper
¼ orange pepper
fresh broccoli florets
salt and pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella shredded cheese
½ of a cup of Italian dressing
5-10 slices of salami
Dice the red yellow green orange peppers and onion into small pieces. Wash and chop the broccoli florets into small bite-sized pieces. Cook the pasta according to the package, rinse, and allow noodles to cool. Mix some of the Italian dressing with the noodles so they do not stick together. When the noodles are cooled add the vegetables, salami, and the remainder of Italian dressing. Mix in Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. The noodles might absorb the dressing so you may want to add more dressing before you serve it.
1 box of organic spring mix salad
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can of artichoke hearts
1/2 jar of Kalametta Olives without pits
Wash, dry and cut the lettuce into bite sized pieces. Drain the artichoke hearts. If some are large slice them into smaller pieces. Layer the salad with lettuce, artichoke hearts, olives and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
Dressing: use your favorite Italian dressing. I love Olive Garden Italian Dressing.
4-5 leaves of romaine lettuce
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/8 cup feta cheese
4 cucumber slices
Grilled chicken strips (I use precooked frozen)
Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
Thaw the chicken strips or heat in the microwave to thaw. Wash and cut the lettuce in to bite size pieces. Wash and slice the strawberries into 1/4's. Wash the blueberries. Layer the salad lettuce, chicken, strawberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, feta cheese. Top with the dressing.
3-4 leaves of Romaine Lettuce
1 small carrot peeled and sliced
5 tops of cauliflower
1 tablespoon of bacon bits
1/8 cup of colby-jack cheese
Dressing: Italian - Olive Garden
Cut and wash lettuce, cauliflower, and carrots. Layer the lettuce on the bottom of the plate. add the rest of the ingredients. Makes 1-2 salads.
These are great to make ahead for your lunches. Without the cheese they stay fresh for about 4-5 days.