Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hoff's Summer Pasta Salad II

Hoff's Summer Pasta Salad II
Yields: About 13 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free


  • 1 lb Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1 16oz. bottle Marzetti Fat Free Italian Dressing
  • 1 10oz. box Frozen Spinach (defrosted & drained) 
  • 1 3.8oz. can sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Cannellini Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 Cucumber (peeled & deseeded)
  • 1 Red Onion/Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup Matchstick Carrots (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Sesame Seeds (optional)

  1. Cook pasta to al dentde according to directions on package
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & allow to marinate in fridge at least one hour before serving

Hoff Thoughts: Deseeding the cucumber prevents it from watering down the salad, especially if it will not be consumed immediately.  Always peel store bought cucumbers to avoid the wax that commercial growers shellac on.  If using an organic cucumber or one from a Farmer's Market, feel free to leave intact.

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