O.K. ladies...here's the recipe for the pasta salad that we served at our "Picture This" event on May 1st! ENJOY :)
Keep in mind that it's a GREAT make ahead dish...it's even YUMMIER the day after you make it!!!
rotini pasta (can use penne) 3 1/3 cups
boiling water 3 L
cooking oil (optional) 1 tbsp
salt 2 tsp
red pepper, slivered- 1
sliced green onions 1/4 cup
fresh mushrooms, sliced- 6
sliced celery (optional) 1/2 cup
zucchini, slivered (optional) 1 to 2 cups
cooking oil 1/3 cup
red wine vinegar 1/4 cup
grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp
salt 1 tsp
pepper 1/4 tsp
oregano 1/4 tsp
basil 1/4 tsp
garlic powder 1/4 tsp
In large uncovered saucepan cook pasta in boiling water, cooking oil and first amount of salt until tender but firm. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain well. Return to pot.
Add next 5 ingredients to rotini in pot.
Mix remaining ingredients together in small bowl. Add to pot and toss well. Makes about 8 cups.