All American Pasta Salad
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Rotini pasta makes this All American Pasta Salad look festive, like it has streamers. Red and blue food color are added to the boiling water when cooking the pasta to color the noodles for the holiday.
6 cups (16 ounces) uncooked rotini (twists), divided in 3 batches
1-1/2 teaspoons red food color
1-1/2 teaspoons blue food color
1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
4 tablespoons salad seasoning
5 cups assorted raw vegetables(tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, yellow squash, or red onions)
Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add red food color and 1 cup of dry pasta. Cook according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking and drain well. Repeat with 2 cups of fresh water, blue food color and 1 cup pasta. Repeat with 8 cups of fresh water and remaining 4 cups pasta.
Place pasta in large salad bowl, add dressing and seasoning, and toss gently to coat.
Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Add vegetables to pasta and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 309; Fat: 13g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 286mg; Carbohydrates: 41g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 7g
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