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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta SaladMakes 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 min.
Chill Time: 2 hrs.

Ingredients:

  • 1  package (16 ounces) rotini pasta
  • 1  can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1  cup Italian dressing
  • 1  Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1  Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1  cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 ounces)
  • 5  roma (plum) tomatoes, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1  large cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1  medium red onion, chopped
  • 1  can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Directions:

1) Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.

2) In large bowl, mix tomato sauce, dressing, basil and oregano.

3) Add pasta and mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and olives. Toss.

4) Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled but no longer than 48 hours.

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