This past weekend was unseasonably warm in Northeast Wisconsin. Driving around on Sunday, my car temperature gauge read 92 degrees outside. That is crazy for anywhere; especially Green Bay in May!
When it gets hot, I crave cold pasta salads. I found a variation of the pasta salad below on www.allrecipes.com. It is quick, easy, and cools you off!
Artichoke Pasta Salad
- 1 lb. elbow macaroni
- 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
- 3/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1 - 6.5 oz jar of marinated artichokes hearts - UNDRAINED
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Sprinkle of parsley
- Feta Cheese
Cook macaroni according to the box directions. Rinse with cold water. Place in a bowl with tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts and juice. Mix together and add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle in parsley. Top with feta cheese. NOTE: This would also be great with some cooked shrimp.