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easy-pasta-salad recipe

Date:    Fri, 15 Oct 93 07:39:59 EDT
 From:    Lucinda Rasmussen (lrasmuss@PICA.ARMY.MIL)
 Easy Pasta Salad
 1 lb tri-color pasta (corkscrew type works best)
 1 bunch broccoli
 2 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly into circles
 1 small red pepper, cut into 1" square pieces
 1 cucumber, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
 1 or 2 green onions, thinly sliced
 1 bottle fat-free Italian dressing
 Cook pasta, drain and rinse with cold water.  Cut broccoli into florets
 (save stalks for another use) and cook in microwave for a minute or so
 (or you can blanch it in some hot water - this brings out the color and
 flavor).  Rinse with cold water.
 Put pasta, broccoli and the rest of the vegetables in a big bowl.  Chill
 well.  Just before serving, pour dressing over pasta and vegetables and 
 stir well.  You can add whatever vegetbles you like, but don't skimp on
 the red pepper -- it adds a wonderful sweetness.
 kwvegan vegan