Broccoli Salad8:01 AM
There’s this pasta salad in the prepared food section of our local grocery store. One late afternoon, I had the kids in tow and the hub was out of town, we were running errands and dinner time was near. I knew I wouldn’t make it home in time to prepare a made-from-scratch dish. I’ve had this particular salad millions of times before the kids were around. It’s healthy and pretty tasty. When we got home, I scooped a few spoonfuls onto each of their plates with a side of apple sauce and green beans. They were all smiles!
I’ve decided that I need to come up with a similar dish for fear that this salad will no longer be available. This grocery store doesn’t seem to be bringing in the number that they predicted. I have a bad feeling that we might not be seeing them in the near future.
I picked up similar ingredients and started experimenting. I think I came up with a pretty tasty salad.
What You Will Need:
½ lb rotini pasta, uncooked
10 oz broccoli
½ C kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
2 T capers
What You Already Have:
3 T Vinaigrette (pick your favorite)
1) Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl.
2) Steam broccoli in microwave for 4 ½ minutes or on stove. Chop. Transfer to bowl.
3) Add remaining cucumber and capers to bowl and toss.
4) Add your desired amount of dressing. This is best the next day.