Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad

4 c water
in a pot & bring to boil.

1 c whole grain pasta
(any kind you like)
1 t garlic powder or minced

1/2 t salt
to large pot.

Cook according to package

(or continue boiling for
10 - 15 min. until pasta is soft)

Drain & put in a large bowl.

5 c chopped lettuce
and/or salad greens you like
2 c diced cucumbers
1 c diced tomatoes
1/3 c diced red onions
in the large pasta bowl.

Put in a small bowl:
2 t fresh or dried basil
1 t celery flakes
1 t paprika
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t oregano
2 t salt

2 T lemon or lime juice
1 T virgin olive oil
& stir.
If you do not want the lemon/lime juice to wilt the lettuce, pour the Dressing into the Salad bowl when ready to serve & toss.

Can refrigerate the
Salad & Dressing separately, if you like, until serving.