Dreaming of summer – Penne Pasta

Tonight I’m making an Italian Penne Pasta for dinner with grilled chicken strips. I am tired of chili and warm, hearty soups. I want a cold pasta salad that transports me to the middle of July, sitting on a picnic blanket watching a band live.

For me, a cold pasta salad is the bees knees. What makes you feel like summer?

Grace’s Italian Penne Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Asiago Peppercorn Dressing
  • 1 pound penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 1/2 pounds grilled or roasted boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar pitted kalamata olives, halved (I omit – I hate olives)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 6 sundried tomatoes packed in oil, diced
  • 2 medium roasted sweet peppers (in jar) packed in water, sliced thin
  • 1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach leaves, cleaned

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients with Asiago Peppercorn Salad Dressing. Toss well. Serve. Store remaining portion, covered in the refrigerator.
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Grace is the creator of www.winemommies.com and www.keeporborrow.com. She has two amazing daughters, Mia and Eva (who are 13 months apart in age), who keep her busy. When she's not stopping them from leaping off tall pieces of furniture, she's the wife to Rob - the best husband and man on the planet.

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