Friday, May 21, 2010

Foodie Friday Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

1 package shell noodles, cooked as package directions say and drained
1/2 16 oz package bacon; cooked, drained and broken to small pieces
1 can pitted and sliced black olives, drained
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can or 2 small jars marinated artichoke hearts
1 bottle ranch dressing

Toss all ingredients together in a large pot and chill in fridge to desired temperature. Enjoy!

Optional Ingredients:
1 avocado; peeled, pitted and cubed
sweet bell peppers, seeded and diced
celery, diced
onion, diced
cheese of choice, shredded
Parmesan cheese
1 can chunk chicken, drained
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
mushrooms, washed and sliced
dill weed to taste
basil to taste
parsley to taste
thyme to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

add diced ham instead of bacon
add Italian dressing instead of ranch

I am participating in Foodie Friday and contributing to this weeks Foodie Friday.

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