Make it your Own Pasta Salad


1/2 cup
Nothing better than a salad you can personalize with ingredients you love!

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Steps

1. Cook pasta as directed. Drain and cool.

2. Cut up all other ingredients as desired.

3. When pasta is cooled, add all other ingredients.

4. Add your favorite salad dressing and mix. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Notes

Ingredients

Choose one or more from each group!

Pasta (choose 1): shells, spirals, elbows, nuggets, rigatoni or spaghetti (try a whole grain pasta!)-1/2 pound (8 oz.)

Vegetables (choose 2 or more): peppers, broccoli, cucumber, celery, carrots, sweet peas, onions, cherry tomatoes- about 1 cup of each

Protein (choose 2 or more): kidney beans, hard boiled eggs, chick peas, tuna fish, chicken, turkey, cheese- about 1/2 cup of each

1/2 cup of your favorite salad dressing

Materials

Cutting board, knife, mixing bowl, spoon

More About Cucumber

How to Select

Choose firm, well shaped cucumbers with dark green color and heavy for size.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Trim ends. If skin is tough or waxed, peel. If seeds are hard, scoop out. Add fresh cucumber to salads and sandwiches. Have as a snack with dips.