Finally, we’re having some sunny weather, and we’re all thinking about the warmer temperatures ahead. For this special weekend to honor mothers, maybe you’ll want to invite the family for a Mother’s Day picnic instead of going to a crowded restaurant.This pasta salad is easy to make, filled with healthful ingredients, and is absolutely delicious. It would be an excellent addition to a family picnic, for sure.
I hope you will give it a try the next time you are in the mood for cooking out with those you love.
|Copyright, Doug Kapustin Photography, 2013|
1 – 8oz. box whole wheat rotini, cooked al dente
20 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
½ large red onion, chopped
30 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
8 Peperoncini Peppers, whole
1 cup chopped chicken breast, optional
1 cup Ken’s Light Caesar Dressing
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs. Dijon mustard
3 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. black pepper
Salt to taste
In a mixing bowl, combine Ken’s dressing, olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and black pepper to make a vinaigrette.