** Serve this cold pasta salad recipe in bright colored bowls with crusty garlic bread and a small side salad of baby spinach leaves, sliced cucumber and sliced almonds tossed with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
** Make a simple meal by pairing this quick pasta salad with chicken. Try the easy
baked chicken recipe
that is terrific with our cauliflower salad recipe too.
Light Meals Ideas (suitable for lunch, a light dinner or mini-meal):
** Serve this simple pasta salad on a bed of fresh assorted salad greens with cheese or garlic breadsticks on the side.
**Pasta Salad with Coleslaw and Pickles: For a light pasta meal, serve this easy pasta salad over packaged coleslaw mix with dill or sweet and sour pickles on the side.
The easy ingredient exchanges below, gives this cold pasta salad recipe a new taste every time you make it.
Instead of Salsa: *French Dressing - choose your favorite dressing and start with 3/4 cup adding more if you need or *Olive Oil Vinaigrette - start with 3/4 cup adjusting to taste or *Pasta Sauce - choose your favorite pasta sauce and start with 1 cup adjusting to taste
Instead of Mozzarella: *Sharp Cheddar Cheese - 1 cup cut into cubes or *Goat Cheese - 1 cup crumbled or For Vegetarians: *Smoked Tofu - 1 cup cut into cubes