Yummy Pasta Salads

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For brunch, we always prefer a meal that’s neither heavy or light. Some people might get a green salad too mild but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine these two dishes and you’ll have the perfect brunch meal – one that would satisfy your desire just perfect! http://animal-pros.com

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes ideal for brunch:

10 cherry tomatoes
2 cucumbers, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package directions. Drain pasta in a colander and put under cool running water in the sink to cool. When ready, mix together rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, black olives and Italian-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Cover and simmer for 2 hours before serving.
Delicious Mac-Tuna Salad

3 cups macaroni
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 can tuna, drained
1 cup turkey
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook macaroni to al dente according to package directions. Drain and place in a large salad bowl along with Italian-style salad dressing. Stir to coat pasta with dressing. Cover and simmer for at least two hours. When ready, add celery, onion, tuna, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder and black pepper into the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
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What you need:

1/2 kilogram sliced bacon
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups medium seashell pasta
1 1/2 cups mild Ranch-style salad dressing
Cook seashell pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cool running water then set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until brown and crispy. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Mix together tomatoes, onion and Ranch-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Add pasta and cooked to the bowl and mix to coat with dressing. Cover and simmer for at least two hours to overnight. Crumble bacon over pasta salad before serving.
If you want to enjoy a quick yet healthy pasta salad for your next brunch, these recipes will certainly get your approval!

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