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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

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Large batch

Ingredients You'll Need

2 boxes rotini pasta tri color is good
1 onion diced
1 green pepper diced
2 cucumbers peeled, sliced thick then cut in bite sized pieces
about 10 or more chopped pepproncini peppers
about 8 roma paste tomatoes large bite sized pieces
about 1-2 stalks celery diced
1 can lima beans strained
1/2 of small bag frozen peas
OPT VEGGIES: yellow banana peppers, cut blk olives, mushrooms, garbanzo beans,
CHEESES- all cubed sharp cheddar, Colby, provolone, mozzarella or string cheese
MEATS- all bite sized pieces pepperoni, salami, OPT: leftover ham, cooked kielbasa leftovers, small leftover homemade meatballs (not cooked in sauce)
2 pkts dry zesty Italian dressing mix
garlic powder
bottled zesty Italian salad dressing
Parmesan cheese in can about 1/4 cup
OTHER OPT: 1/4 c oil olive, avocado or vegetable- parsley, pinch italian seasoning,


Boil pasta in oiled AND salted water to al dente strain rinse in luke warm water you still want pasta a lil warm to absorb flavors better

Add all veggies, meats, cheeses, herbs and any other opts then taste if good put in lg zip lock bags or plastic wrapped lg bowl and chill in fridge over night or if made in early morning can be ready by dinner

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