vegetable pasta salad
Wash the broccoli and cauliflower.
Only use the flowerets.
Cut the tiny broccoli and cauliflower flowerets, and put them into a large serving bowl.
Peel a red onion, slice half of it into small chunks, and add to the bowl.
Wash the carrots, cut off the ends, peel, slice into thin pieces, snd add to the other vegetables.
Drain the liquid from the can of olives, and pour the olives into the bowl.
Mix the vegetables.
Add 3/4 of the salad dressing, and mix well.
Add the cooled pasta, and mix in with the vegetables.
Pour the rest of the salad dressing into the bowl and stir lightly, coating the pasta.
Boil water with a dash of salt for the Penne pasta before preparing the salad.
Cook the pasta, according to box directions, when water begins to boil.
While preparing the salad, allow the pasta to cool once it is done.