Italian cuisine is renowned for its pasta dishes, which are many and varied. I enjoy numerous pasta dishes, however, I have to admit that I am not a pasta salad fan per se. If I want to eat a salad, I want veggies, not pasta. However, recently, my friends and I made a sheva brachos for a friend’s daughter (don’t worry, we’ll savor those recipes together yet!), and Rickel S. made a pasta salad the likes of which I’ve never tasted before. Even the men ate it, and we had empty bowls when we cleared off. When I tried it at home, everyone loved it. I made it four times (!!!) that week and served it on Shabbos as well. It came out delicious with whole wheat pasta (regular width) too.