Pasta Salads

Pasta penne with tomato and rucola

For brunch, we always prefer a meal that is neither heavy or light. A few people may get News a green salad too mild but a pasta dish too thick. Combine both of these dishes and you will have the ideal brunch meal – one which would satisfy your desire just perfect!

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes ideal for brunch:

10 cherry tomatoes
2 tsp, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package directions. Drain pasta in a colander and put under cool running water from the sink to cool. Cover and simmer for 2 hours before serving.
3 cups macaroni
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 can tuna, drained
1 cup turkey
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook macaroni to al dente according to package directions. Drain and place in a large salad bowl together with Italian-style salad dressing. Stir to coat pasta with dressing. Cover and simmer for at least two hours. When ready, add celery, onion, tuna, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder and black pepper into the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
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What you need:

1/2 kilogram sliced bacon
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups medium seashell pasta
1 1/2 cups mild Ranch-style salad dressing
Cook seashell pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cool running water then set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy and brown. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Mix together tomatoes, onion and Ranch-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Add pasta and cooked to the bowl and mix to coat with dressing. Cover and simmer for at least two hours to overnight. Crumble bacon over pasta salad before serving.
If you would like to enjoy a quick yet healthy pasta salad for your next brunch, these recipes will certainly get your approval!

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