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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Pasta Salad!


Cold Pasta Salad!


I just needed something quick and easy this week and decided to make a pasta salad. It's one I've made before and can easily be fiddled with to fit your mood :)


Just a couple ingredients. You can add in other veggies like cucumber, olives, etc to suit your tastes. 

Chop everything up into little bitty pieces while your past cooks. And combine all ingredients. 
Really. That easy :) 

It's not bad warm but I like it after it's sat in the fridge a bit and the flavors 
have had a chance to mix and mingled a little. 

Do you have a favorite pasta salad? Cold or Warm?
Do you like a creamy dressing or an oil/vinegar dressing?

Cold Pasta Salad Recipe
1 8oz box pasta of choice
1 cup Italian dressing
1 small red onion
green pepper
grape tomatoes
[any other veggies you'd like to add in]

  • Cook pasta until tender 
  • While pasta is cooking chop your veggies into small bits. You can add however much of each you'd like. I used 1 small red onion, 1/2 green pepper, 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes this time
  • Drain pasta and add all veggies to it
  • Add 1 cup of Italian dressing and mix well
  • Allow to cool and serve!



15 comments:

  1. that looks really really good :)

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    1. Thanks Sharonda :) Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

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  2. mmmmm.. Now I want some pasta salad :P

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    1. I had it for dinner tonight CaroleDee. Was so good! Wish I could share a bowl with all of you!

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  3. yummm, it makes me hungry. I love the colors and I choose warm pasta. :D

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    1. I really like the colors too Izz. I think that's why it's one of my favorites. It just looks...happy :) Thanks for coming by!

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  4. Thos sounds and looks really good.
    Sue B

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    1. It's pretty tasty. Nice little bursts of flavor in every bite. It gets better after it's sat a while too :)

      Thanks for dropping in Sue!

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  5. I love the colors! I'll be saving this recipe for some warm days. Thanks !

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    1. Oh it is SO good during the summer months Pat! I make it pretty often then. The colors get me too :) I love all the splashes of different ones in it!

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  6. This is one of my favorite summertime meals. I love to add black olives too... and rainbow noodles. Or anything, its so versatile! I love your pics, now I'm hungry!

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    1. Oooo I've done the rainbow noodles before. They are pretty with it too. I'm not big on olives. Gah. I'm such a terrible vegetarian. LOL. It really is a versatile one. I love that it's so easy to add more or less of an ingredient depending on my mood each time :)

      Thanks for coming by Liz!

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  7. Yum! That salad looks so good. The veggies look so fresh and vibrant. I love pasta salad and I like it many different ways. Pasta with pesto in one of my favorites!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hmmm. I don't think I've tried pesto since I've been grown. I was so not a fan when I was younger and haven't been brave enough to try it again. LOL. I'm a wuss I guess ;) Maybe I'll try that for a Tasty Tuesday!

      Hope you're having a great week Jess!

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  8. Okay, I'm weird, I know.....my onions and peppers have to be cooked. This would be good with olives and cucumbers like you mentioned and those tomatoes, the picture made me crave them and there are none to be seen in my house right now.

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