Memorial Day has come and gone and, for us, so has the rain....
Despite the torrential downpour that threatened to ruin our Memorial Day bbq, we stayed strong and kept the party going - even if it meant barbecuing under an umbrella and eating inside.
After all, good food and good company is what really makes the day special right? So I thought I'd share the Italian pasta salad (my sis-in-law's recipe) that I brought to our friend's bbq...
1/2 cup black olives - sliced
1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes - halved
1/2 block fresh mozarella - cubed
2 lbs. tricolor rotini
1/4 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing of your choice
1-2 chicken breasts - cubed
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
I had grilled up some Italian seasoned chicken breasts the night before, so cubing up the leftovers was super easy! The I combined all my ingredients (after the pasta cooled of course) and tossed in the salad dressing. Use as much or as little dressing as you like. Way easy and very tasty. The perfect side for an Italian bbq! Now, Mangia!