Springtime Pasta Salad - the perfect salad to make for for BBQ's or parties all spring and summer long. Pasta combined with different cheeses, fresh veggies and Italian dressing.
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Cook al dente. Drain and cool.
In a large bowl, combine the cooled, cooked pasta with the cubed cheese, mini tomatoes, diced artichoke hearts, diced bell peppers.
Sprinkle the package of dry salad dressing mix into the bowl and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for 60 minutes or more.
While the salad is in the fridge, mix the dressing by blending (or whisking) together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, parsley, grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
When you’re ready, pour dressing over the salad, mix well and serve! (I like to mix it by wrapping plastic wrap tightly over the top and shaking the bowl in various directions.)