I needed a quick and easy side dish to take to our friend’s house for their son’s birthday. This dish needed to be something that would be able to be outside and be pretty, so this is what I came up with. The variety of ingredients all tied together with the salad dressing was perfect, so much so that I took home an empty bowl!
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water.
Mix pasta, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, green bell pepper, green olives, ripe olives, Cheddar cheese, and sausage together in a bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
Per Serving: 739 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 86.6g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 31.7mg; sodium 2184mg.