From The Chew - Jamie Deen's Loaded Veggie Pasta Salad

Posted at: 04/22/2013 4:53 PM

Customize this pasta dish with any pasta you have in your pantry and vegetables in your fridge.

Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water. Set a timer and cook the pasta for 3 minutes less than it recommends on the back of the package. When the timer goes off, add the edamame and carrots and cook for 2 minutes longer. Next add the broccoli, and continue boiling for 1 minute more. Drain the pasta and veggies in a colander in the sink. Rinse it really well under cold water to stop the cooking process. Make sure you drain off all the liquid so you don’t water down your salad. Add the pasta mixture to the large bowl along with the shredded cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar, and salt and pepper to a jam jar and shake it up until it’s all mixed up.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, toss well, and serve.

Helpful Tips:
1. Change up any of the veggies in the pasta salad for a fresh take on this versatile recipe.
2. Save money on vegetables by skipping precut veggies and breaking them down at home.