Believe it or not, I have never made pasta salad before…. Nor have I ever really enjoyed eating it. I would see a bowl of it occasionally at the table for different holidays but ignore it because it probably had tomatoes in it…. Which I hate if you didn’t already know that. I know hate is a strong word. But. Yeah. I stand by it.
Anyway, I figured I would give it a shot. I kind of just threw a bunch of stuff together but it turned out pretty darn good!
Here’s what you’ll need!
- Tri-color pasta
- About 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 3.8 oz can of sliced ripe olives
- 8.5 oz can of quartered artichoke hearts
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1-4 red onion
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 avocado
- Feta cheese
- Tajin and garlic salt (yes I know, I use this on just about everything)
- Salt and pepper to taste
First make the pasta…
Boil water add a pinch of salt, toss those little guys in there and cook them till they’re soft. When they’re cooked, drain the hot water and run some cold water over them to cool them down.
Drizzle some more olive oil OR use a light salad dressing and mix it in.