Summertime pasta salad

Ingredients:

3 cups whole wheat pasta (penne or bowties)

1 medium red onion (sliced in wedges)

1 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in halves)

½ cup green pepper (sliced in wedges)

½ cup red pepper (sliced in wedges)

½ grated parmesan cheese

1 cup Italian dressing

Directions:

Cook pasta until soft, cool.Chop vegetables and mix into cooled pasta.

Pour Italian Dressing over entire salad.

Mix.

Top with grated parmesan cheese.

BONUS! Italian Dressing dry mix:

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 tablespoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried parsley

¼ teaspoon celery salt

Directions:

Combine dry mix ingredients.

Whisk together ¼ cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup corn oil, 2 tbsp water.

Mix in 2 tbsp dry mix.

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