A little while ago the temperature was 110 degrees for many days in a row. When we actually had appetites, we had to come up with something else to eat besides cold sandwiches and fruit, so we put together a cold pasta salad!
We used a lot of stuff we had around the house – rotelli pasta (tri-color would have been nicer, but we only had regular), organic Tuscan Italian dressing, tuna fish, diced tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. And we sprinkled on some sliced, fresh mozzarella just before we ate it.
We have nothing against mayo-based salads, but even that can seem heavy when it’s so hot outside, so the Italian dressing version worked nicely for us.
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