We recently catered a party and the guests raved about our pasta salad. It's a wonderful summertime dish that is perfect for a nice dinner or just by itself. The secret is in the dressing.
1 lb. fettucine noodles, cooked
8 cups fresh veggies (your choice)
2 cups fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 cup salad oil
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
1 tsp ground white pepper
1 TB oregano
1 TB basil dash salt
1 TB chopped fresh garlic
Gently toss the pasta, cheese and veggies, then whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over your salad and toss. Let this set at least 2 hours in a refrigerator. Retoss just prior to serving. When you choose your vegetables, make sure you have a variety of color to make it pleasing to the eye. I would recommend tomatoes, onions, red, green and yellow peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, oilves, celery, etc.