Tender pasta loaded with tons of fresh herbs and veggies. Tossed in a tangy red wine vinaigrette.
In my opinion summer eating just isn't complete without a fresh and flavorful pasta salad. This summer pasta salad has it all. Tender pasta, fresh crunchy veggies, sweet cherry tomatoes, brightness from the herbs, saltiness from black olives and the tanginess of a fresh red wine vinaigrette. The best thing about it is that how quick and easy it is to make. You just throw everything in a bowl. Pour on the vinaigrette, toss and serve.
1 box of pasta cooked and drained (I always store all of my leftover pasta in a large ziplock bag and use it for recipes like this. I think the all of the different shapes and textures make dishes like this one fun).
1 pint of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 cucumber sliced (I used 4 mini cucumbers)
1/4 cup of red onion finely chopped
1/2 cup of sliced black olives
1 tbs of nutritional yeast
1 red pepper diced
1 yellow pepper diced
1 cup of fresh herbs chopped (I used a combo of fresh basil, tarragon, parsley and dill)
The Red Wine Vinaigrette
1/4 cup of red wine vinaigrette
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs of dijon mustard
1 tsp of dry oregano