Who doesn't love pasta salad (except for my husband)? There are so many versions of pasta salad, but I'll share mine with you. I've tried to make it somewhat healthy so I don't feel as much guilt when I eat it!
First, I always use whole wheat rotini. Secondly, I always use extra virgin olive oil, and lastly, I always use McCormick's Salad Supreme. It makes the difference, to me, in having a good salad or a great salad.
I also love to add chopped fresh basil! It makes a huge difference in the taste, but when my garden is not yielding basil, I hate spending money on wilted, brown-edged basil at Walmart, so I use the dried.
I always saute red, yellow or orange bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It is also great to add fresh tomato (right before you serve it), shredded carrot, or whatever other vegetables you like.
It is filling and somewhat healthy! If you have a different method or a great recipe you use, please let me know!