This is one of my favorite summer recipes.  I make up a huge vat of it and eat it for lunches all the time!  It’s really colorful, and the sweet bell peppers make it full of flavonoids!

My Favorite Pasta Salad

You’ll need: a 16 oz. package of tri-colored rotini pasta, an 8 oz. bottle of Italian Dressing (I like Newman’s Own), a red bell pepper, a yellow bell pepper, an orange bell pepper, a green bell pepper, broccoli florets, and an 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese

Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package.  Let it cool.  Meanwhile, chop up the peppers and the broccoli.  Chop the cheese into small cubes.  Mix the entire bottle of italian dressing with the cooled pasta, and then add in the vegetables and the cheese.  Stick it in the fridge, and then grab a bowl for a quick-and-easy lunch whenever you’re hungry!

If you like, you can substitute cherry tomatoes for the red bell pepper.  Feel free to add in more vegetables– cucumbers, carrots, etc!  The more the merrier!