This salad may look slimy but it's really delicious!
- 4-ounces fussili (twisted spaghetti)
1 medium yellow squash and/or zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 cup small cherry tomatoes
1 cup fresh pea pods, tips and strings removed
1 cup pitted ripe olives
1 cup pimiento stuffed olives
1 cup cubed smoked cheddar cheese or cheddar cheese (4-ounces)
1 cup unblanched whole almonds, toasted
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (4)
1 (8-ounce) bottle regular or nonfat Italian salad dressing (1 cup)
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain again.
- In a large bowl combine pasta and remaining ingredients except dressing. Add dressing to pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.
- To serve the pasta Halloween-style, place it in a clean plastic cauldrin embellished with well-secured plastic spiders.
Makes 12 side-dish servings.