Fasta Pasta

The Original Microwave Cooker

Tri-Color Spiral Salad

Serves 4

For picnics or parties ...this salad is always a hit.


3 cups tri-color spiral pasta

l tsp. salt

1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts

3 scallions

1/2 cup black olive slices

1/2 cup canned black beans; drained and rinsed

1/2 cup Italian dressing

l cup cheese cubes

salt and pepper to taste



  1. Place pasta and salt in cooker.
  2. Add water to level 4.
  3. Cook 10 mins. Stir; cook 7 mins.



  1. Cut artichoke hearts into bite size pieces
  2. Cut scallions into 1/2" pieces
  3. Combine all ingredients
  4. Salt and pepper to taste


Back to the Pasta:

  1. Remove pasta from microwave, rinse and drain.
  2. Combine pasta with remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve warm or chilled.