One of my favorite side dishes is pasta salad and truly there are so many ways to serve it.
I have tried a lot of recipes and different versions to the plain ol' pasta salad. This one is so good too, I actually found it over at Rosie's Ramblings blog, which I adore. Go on over and visit her when you get a chance, she has amazing photos.
Credit: Rosie's Ramblings
Cook 1 lb. pasta, elbow or rotini
1 can pinto beans
2 cans black olives (I only used 1)
1 head of broccoli steamed
1 onion finely chopped (I used onion flakes instead)
chopped cheddar cheese ( about half a block ) (I substituted parmesan cheese for the cheddar)
Mix all together well.
Half a cup olive oil
1 T mustard
1 lemon juiced
1/2 t oregano
1 T apple cider vinegar