- 1 pkg cooked pasta (I prefer bow tie, but you can use whatever)
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 16oz bottle Italian Dressing
- 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1tbsp sesame seed
- 1tbsp poppy seed
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Set cooked pasta aside. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, sesame seed, poppy seed, salt, paprika, garlic power, black & cayenne pepper together, set aside. In a large bowl pour in cooked pasta, tomatoes, and cucumbers, stir together. Then stir in about half of the Italian dressing over the pasta mix to give it some liquid. Next, add your bowl of seasonings. Mix all of this together really well, so that the seasonings don't clump together. Then add the rest of the Italian dressing. Continue to stir. Put in fridge to chill for about 1-2 hrs before serving.
It is quick & easy! Plus a great one to make the day before.
*If you make it the day before, save some of the dressing to pour on salad to moisten it up before serving.