I’m so ready for summer eats! I made this last weekend for a special shower and it turned out so delicious I had to share it. Pasta salad can be simple to make. It just needs great flavor and fresh ingredients to be a refreshing side dish. Our rustic herb seasoning is the perfect compliment to fresh basil leaves and the already fantastic bottle of prepared dressing. I love using Cheese Fantasico because I find Italian dressing a little too tart for pasta salads. I hope you enjoy this one all summer long!
Rustic Pasta Salad with Fresh Veggies Recipe
This recipe is for a big double batch (you can cut everything in half if you need a smaller batch)
2 lbs rotini pasta (cooked, drained, cooled & rinsed)
6 medium tomatoes (chopped)
2 medium zucchini (sliced thin and cut in small pieces)
12 – 16 fresh large basil leaves (torn or sliced in chiffonade style)
salt & pepper
1 bottle Cheese Fantastico dressing by Bernsteins
2 – 3 teaspoons RUSTIC HERB SEASONING
3 oz grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 a tub)
salt & pepper
olive oil (for drizzling)
Prepare dressing by mixing the cheese fantastico, rustic herb seasoning and some salt & pepper together in a medium. Let chill while preparing the pasta ingredients.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse and let cool. Chop veggies. Add pasta and veggies to an extra large bowl. Season with some salt & pepper.
Add the prepared dressing and mix well. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Chill in refrigerator for 2 – 4 hours before serving.
Right before serving drizzle with olive oil and stir again if you feel the dressing has soaked into the pasta.