Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pasta Salad

Sorry it has been so long since one of us have posted but things have been pretty busy for all of us lately! I thought I would share this recipe I found online but modified it a little to make it, in my opinion, MUCH better :) This is the prefect Salad to bring to a big family/friend get together or a potluck and is also perfect for spring and summer! :)

Pasta Salad
- 1 Bag of Rainbow Pasta
- 1/2  of 16 oz (1 cup) bottle of Italian Salad Dressing
- 3 TBSP Parmesan Cheese
- 1 TBSP Sesame Seeds
- 1 TBSP Poppy Seeds
- 2 tsp Seasoning Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Chile Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Cucumber
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 small Can Olives 

**NOTE: In pictures below i doubled the recipe. I made it for a Easter picnic with my husbands family. If you are making this for a get together of any kind i recommend doubling the recipe. Also when i double this i double everything BUT the olives and tomatoes. If you are a lover of olives and tomatoes then go ahead and add all you want :) I personally like it better with less Olives and Tomatoes when doubled**

First you want to cook your pasta, RINSE under COLD water for about 5 minutes. 

When done place in a large bowl and mix in Salad dressing. 

Next you want to mix ALL spice ingredients into a small bowl

 When mixed, sprinkle on top of pasta/dressing mix

 Mix VERY well and then add sliced Cucumber

Once mixed add in sliced red onion (slice as small as possible)

When mixed add Olives

 Next add your Parmesan Cheese

Add Sliced Tomatoes

Place into refrigerator for at LEAST 2 Hours for time to chill and absorb all the flavors. When done Eat up! 

1 comment:

Liselle Parry said...

This looks super delicious!

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