Pasta Salad Parmesan

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 c. peanut oil
2 c. broccoli florets
1/4 c. sliced scallions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dry basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. cooked and drained pasta (rotini, e.g.)
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halves

DIRECTIONS:

In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Add broccoli, scallions, garlic, basil, and salt. Toss and stir until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Toss with pasta, Parmesan, and tomatoes. Chill well before serving.

Pasta And Vegetable Salad

INGREDIENT:

1/2 lb. of your favorite pasta
1 env. zesty garlic and herbs salad dressing mix
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. vinegar
1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 green onions, sliced
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and cool. In small covered jar or container, shake well dressing mix, oil, water and vinegar. In large serving bowl, place pasta, vegetables and green onions. Add dressing and cheese, toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving time. Serves 6.

Note: If desired, vegetables can be cooked according to package directions.