Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1/2 cup pea pods
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup broccoli flowerettes
  • 1/2 cup mushroom chunks
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  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 green pepper, diced
  • 3 large stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 firm ripe tomato, chopped

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Put pea pods, carrots, and broccoli in a large amount of boiling water until broccoli turns bright green. Combine pasta and all vegetables except tomatoes in bowl. Add salad dressing and salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and chill. Mix in parsley and tomatoes just before serving.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Good hot weather meal.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix well, chill and enjoy!

By indianlady from Boonville, NC

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked rotini
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup broccoli flowerets
  • 1 can sliced ripe olives (black or green, your choice)
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing

Directions

Cook rotini according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Combine cooked pasta and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing well to coat pasta and vegetables. Serve salad immediately or chill if desired.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pack 12oz. colored pasta
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 1 can black olives
  • cheese (optional)
  • meat (optional chicken or turkey)
  • 1 16oz. ranch dressing
  • 1 16oz. Italian dressing

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together.
Very easy and simple to make.

By ditzy46 from Nahunta, Georgia

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. uncooked vegetable rotini
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; drain. Rinse with cold water, drain. Combine pasta, peppers, water chestnuts, green onions and, if desired, cherry tomatoes in a bowl. Combine oil and remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour over pasta mixture, stirring to coat well. Cover and chill 8 hours; stir occasionally.

By Robin

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12-16 oz.) box tri-colored pasta
  • Sliced or shredded red onions
  • 1 sliced, unpeeled cucumber
  • 1 diced tomato

Dressing:

  • 1 1/4 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 3/4 - 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. dill weed

Directions

Mix in blender and pour over salad. Chill.

This recipe is great for summer picnics and cookouts because it is oil based. Everyone always raves over this dish. Enjoy!


Source: A cousin of mine brought this dish to a family meal and shared the recipe with me.

By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA

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Boil pasta according to directions drain and rinse with cold water till pasta is cold. Place in large bowl with olives, pepperoni and cheese.

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Cook and cool pasta. Add vegetables. Mix sauce and pour over; cool. This can be varied to your taste.

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Mix all salad ingredients together. Mix dressing and pour over pasta mixture.

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