Now don't you see this as good luck? Fate? That I made an awesome, easy pasta salad just in time for today's post? Now on to the food. I think I will call this dish: Friday the 13th Pasta Salad or F13PS for short. Yes, it's lame, but this salad is so good you'll forgive the lame name.
1 green pepper
3 roma tomatoes (2 if they are larger)
1 onion (sweet onions are best)
1 pack (400g should be good) of whole grain pasta (because it's healthier)
salt and pepper
1.5 cups of vegan mayo (to start, then add according to your preference) (I know, not healthy, but that's why we got the whole grain pasta)
3-5tbs of mustard
your choice of protein, canned or prepared the way you like (I use tuna or salmon but you can use tofu or beans)
Set a pot of water to boil for the pasta. While you wait, jullienne (love that word) the green pepper, tomatoes, and onions.
Add the pasta once water has started to boil.
In a bowl, combine the veggies, seasoning, mustard, and mayo and mix. Once the the pasta has finished boiling, strain and rinse with cold water, then add it to the mixture.
Mix until pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
And that's it. You can add more veggies or just increase the quantities. This recipe is so versatile is should be illegal. And no matter how you switch it up, it's hard to mess it up. Note, I never use a measuring cup or spoons unless I'm baking. The measurements I gave you are rough estimates of what I used.
As a side, this makes approx. 6-8 servings.