My Summer Salad

Who doesn't just LOVE a great summer salad? One packed full of flavor? I know I do!

This salad is my summer "go-to" salad for a refreshing side suitable for picnics, family gatherings, bbq's..... any reason at all!

My Summer Salad is easy to prepare - which is a HUGE bonus!

What you'll need:

  • 1 lb pasta (shape of your choosing, I use bow-tie)
  • 6 oz package pepperoni 
  • 1 c. Cherry or grape tomatos, halved
  • 1/2 of a sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced and seeded
  • 10 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 c. diced ham
  • 1 diced cucumber (I use the English/seedless variety)
  • 1 bottle italian OR "garlic expressions" salad dressing (not pictured)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley (a hand full)
  • 4 oz. cubed (1/2") colby jack cheese

What you'll do:

  • Bring 4-6 cups water to boil in a large pot. Add pasta - cook according to package.
  • Drain and rinse with ice water.
  • Chop the veggies and combine EVERYTHING including the noodles.
  • Stir, and season with salt & pepper (to taste).
This salad is a HUGE favorite of folks that know I make it. Try it - add other things - omit things you don't like! ENJOY!!!!


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