:pw Pasta Salad :rectnt
:pw Pasta Salad
Entry for Salad Contest :pw

1 (12 to 16-ounce) box spiral tri-colored pasta
1 clove garlic minced
1 small zucchini chopped
1 red onion chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black olives sliced
1 (15-ounce) can artichoke hearts; drained and cut into quarters
2 to 3 ribs celery chopped
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
1 small jar capers, drained (optional)
chopped pepperoncini peppers (optional)
1 to 2 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup or more Italian, Caesar or Garlic dressing
4 ounces smoked cooper cheese, cubed
4 ounces Colby cheese, cubed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes or diced tomatoes


Cook pasta according to directions and drain.
Add next 12 ingredients and mix gently.
Mix in cheeses.
Add tomatoes just before serving.

Submitted by Kimberly

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