You can either use regular store bought italian dressing, or you can make your own, which I did include the recipe below. Ingredients shown in picture does not have everything – it’s missing the pasta used, tomatoes, onions and other spices for the italian dressing recipe because I ended up combining two different recipes together that I found.
Ingredients for pasta:
- 1 box pasta of your choice – I used Banza chickpea pasta
- Italian dressing of your choice – I never measure – I always put enough over the noodles.
- Any other vegetable that you’d also like to add in
Italian Dressing recipe:
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 TBSP Mayo (I used light mayo)
- 1 TBSP minced garlic, or 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/4 cup parsley
- Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp dijon mustard (I used the pampered chef seasoning, or you can use the actual condiment)
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in pasta.
- While the pasta is getting ready, or you are waiting for the water to boil, cut up the vegetables you are going to use and add to a bowl.
- If you are making the above italian dressing recipe, add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. I did not use all of the italian dressing when I made ours.
- Once the pasta is done, drain and run cold water over the pasta until it is cooled.
- Add pasta to the bowl you have the vegetables in and then pour the italian dressing over the mix. Stir well to combine with a spatula or spoon.
- Sprinkle with parmesan or feta cheese if desired!
- Serve immediately, or you can refrigerate and enjoy later.
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