By Rylee Ahnen, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major
It’s here! Spring is finally here! Let the rejoicing commence! I don’t know about anyone else, but in celebration of this lovely weather my friends are going to pack a picnic lunch this weekend and go to Lake Harriet. One of the things that we’ll be bringing is one of my favorite picnic foods, and it’s a real snap to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and I do. (And that you get a chance to get outside, too!)
Penne Pasta Salad
16 oz. Penne Pasta
1 cup Mayonnaise (Miracle Whip, Hellman’s, etc.)
½ cup Dijon Mustard
1 ½ cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 tbsp. Dried Dill
1 Red Onion (Julienned)
2 Bell Peppers, any color (Sliced)
1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until it is tender.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the salad dressing, mustard, cheese, and dill.
3. Toss with pasta, peppers, and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Chill before serving