Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pasta Salad

I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe yet.  My sisters and I ate this ALL the time growing up.  Still do actually.  No one else's pasta salad has ever come close to this one because it is the best!  It is the perfect dish to bring along to a cook out or potluck, or make a batch of it to eat throughout the week.  The salad takes almost no time to throw together, so when I'm in a pinch to make something this is my go-to side dish. 


Ingredients
1 lb box of tri-color spiral pasta
1 16 oz bottle Zesty Italian Salad Dressing (I use Kraft)
1/2 a 2.26 oz bottle of Salad Supreme Seasoning (I use McCormick)

Add whatever veggies you like or have on hand, chopped up of course. 
Suggestions:
Carrots
Green onion
Red Onion
Bell pepper
Celery
Broccoli
Colliflower

Directions
-Cook pasta according to package directions.
-Add all chopped vegetables, dressing, seasoning, and cooked pasta to a bowl or a food storage container.  Stir to combine.  
-Cover and refrigerate.  Eat once it is cool but flavors will develop more overnight.
*If mixed in a food storage container, it is fun to put the lid on and just shake it!  Fun job for the kiddos.

A Greek version:
Use Greek dressing instead of Zesty Italian
Add fresh basil or dried oregano instead of salad supreme
Add cherry tomatoes, olives, sweet peppers, feta cheese.
Yum!
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14 comments:

  1. i am not much of a salad person but i loveeeee this salad already. i think it's the pretty color and the fact that there is pasta in it...hehe

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    1. It is so addicting. My mom made a good point. This one of the few things all 3 of us sisters would ALL eat!

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  3. Simple recipes so often can be the best!

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    1. So true. It's the simple things in life :)

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  4. Colorful and easy! Really great recipe!

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    1. Love dishes that you can control the color. Makes cooking even more fun.

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  5. I love making pasta salads. They're great for on-the-go lunches. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. This one gets better as the week goes on. Let me know when you try it out!

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  6. I love that this is colorful and veggie-filled!

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    1. Sometimes I'll add a red, orange, or yellow pepper instead. Or a red onion. Changes the look completely!

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  7. This is awesome! My mom used to make this for us as kids and I've totally forgotten about it. I have to make it for the BBQ I'm going to this weekend now. Thanks for the great idea :)

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  8. What a fantastic pasta salad! Love all of the vegetables!

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