OK, so maybe the name isn't very APPETIZING, but this pasta salad is basically a combo of whatever produce I'm trying to FREE myself of, and anything else I can find that goes with it. I've made many SALADS similar to this one, and they all turn out pretty good as long as nothing CRAZY ends up going in!
Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad (for short!)
1 box or bag of rainbow rotini pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
1 to 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Bell pepper, chopped (red, green, yellow, or a combo of whatever you have)
Red onion, chopped
Grated or cubed cheddar cheese
Cooked bacon crumbles
1/2 cup or so of sunflower seeds
Salt and pepper
Mix everything together until it looks like you've got the proportions to your liking. Serve chilled. NOTE: After about 2 days, the lettuce becomes a little more soggy than I like to eat, so beware!
TIP: Other great additions include tomatoes, fresh broccoli florets, fresh cauliflower florets, whole kernel corn, etc. Just use whatever you're trying to get rid of!