Monday, May 10, 2010

Cowboy Pasta Salad

Here's a family favorite for these warm evenings when you'd much rather be outside than standing over the stove.  It's easy to put together, can be made a day ahead and feeds a bunch on very little money!

Cowboy Pasta Salad
1 lb.  pasta, I use whole wheat and whatever shape I have
1/2 Cup light mayonaise
1/3 cup your favorite barbeque sauce
1/2 cup chopped black or green olives, or a mix
1 can rinsed and drained black beans
1 cup rinsed and drained corn, either a  can or frozen will do
1 chopped green onion
1 chopped tomato

Cook and drain the pasta.  Mix the mayo and the barbeque sauce and pour over the pasta.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients.  To make this a main dish meal, chop 1-2 grilled chicken breasts, some chopped ham or turkey or 1/2 lb. cooked and drained hamburger.

This is really better if it sits a day in the fridge.  Wait until just before serving to add the tomato and the meat.

This makes a great picnic meal because it's a main dish meal.

Now go out and have fun! Dinner's already done!

1 comment:

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