Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad

We are smoking some ribs and a tri-tip today and I wanted to make a good, filling side dish to go with all the meat we would be eating. My friend Amanda shared her family recipe, and I expanded on it. It came out perfect.

1 bag of multi color pasta
1 cup wishbone Italian dressing
2 8oz cans of sliced olives
2/3 cup of small pepperonis
1/4 cup of roasted red peppers
1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes
2 stalks of celery
1 fresh red pepper
1 fresh orange pepper
1 fresh green pepper
1 fresh yellow pepper
1/8 cup finely grated pecorino romano cheese
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
McCormick Perfect Pinch Salad Seasoning to taste

Cook your pasta until done. While pasta is cooking cut all your fresh veggies, roasted peppers and sun dried tomatoes into bite size pieces. When pasta is done rinse with cold water and place in large bowl. Mix in veggies with pasta. Drain olives and discard liquid add olives and pepperonis to salad. Add the dressing and seasonings.

All ingredients can be adjusted to taste.

Other good ideas for additions:
Jalapenos
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Radish
Red Onion
Cubes of cheese

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