Every Monday we try to eat a meatless dinner. Last week I made a wonderful pasta dish that I served cold (I made it in the morning and set it in the fridge all day - with this heat, I didn't want to boil pasta water late in the day). This is a great main dish or perfect side for your next BBQ. You can make it your own. One addition that would be delicious is some feta cheese, but I kept it out since I served this with a side of tomato & mozzarella salad and some Caesar salad as well. Didn't think we needed cheese in all of our dinner components. Make this your own and enjoy!
1 lb of your favorite whole grain pasta
1/2 bag of baby arugula
1 can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 jar of roasted red pepper slices, drained
1 small jar of sundried tomatoes, drained
1/2 large can of sliced olives, drained (save the rest for a taco night or on top of a salad for lunch)
1/2 - 3/4 cup of your favorite Italian dressing
Cook the pasta according to package directions (I used 1 entire box - it was only 12 oz, so if your box is 1 lb you may find that you don't need it all. Just set the extra aside for another meal or for your kids to munch on).
Once you have drained your pasta, rinse it with cold water until cooled and add to the dish.
One last picture: our completed dinner! YUMMY!!!