The lazy, crazy days of Summer remind me of one of my favorite foods- pasta salad. It’s a dish that shows up at any family event. We have so many different recipes, usually named after the various friends and family who created them. I’m excited to share the pasta salad I’ve created.
1 (10 ounce) package Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Shells or Bowties
1 tomato, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cucumber, julienned
1 bunch of green onions, diced
1 (8 ounce) package of cubed ham
1 (15 ounce) jar of black olives, drained and sliced
1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 (8 ounce) jar Olive Oil and vinegar dressing
Cook pasta as directed on package and drain. Cover pasta with ice (to chill) while preparing the other ingredients.
Mix the onion, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper into a large bowl. Stir until blended.
Add olives, cheese and ham. Drain the pasta and add to the bowl. Add the bottle of salad dressing and stir until well mixed. Chill until ready to serve. Immediately before serving add slices of avocado.