Thanks to my son the chef in the family, I have discovered the secret to great Pasta Salad. It's sun dried tomatoes! Oh, yum.
Here's the recipe he shared with me. (a little modified) I know you'll love it.
2 cups cooked pasta, rinsed, drained and cooled
1/4 - 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 an orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small can chopped black olives
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
Italian salad dressing to taste
salt and pepper if desired
Just mix everything together and chill. You can play with the amounts of ingredients and you can also added chopped salami and sprinkle in grated Parmesan cheese if you desire. Instead of using the mozzarella balls I just dumped in a handful of grated mozzarella cheese.
A great summer dish to take to your family picnic. Happy Eating!