Saturday, April 7, 2012

Brown Rice Pasta Salad

NOTE: This is a gluten free vegetarian dish. To make it dairy free, omit cheese and, if you wish, replace with tofu (if your diet allows soy products).
Pasta Salad-
1 lb brown rice rotini pasta, cooked, drained, and rinsed
1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
1 cup pitted black olives, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Combine cooked pasta and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with half of dressing, add more as needed.

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