Monday, May 23, 2011

Pasta Salad

Every time I make this pasta salad it comes out a little really just depends on what I'm in the mood for mostly....I have been having this weird craving for super fresh, sweet veggies....I say its weird because I'm really a carnivore...I mean CARNIVORE (lols)....but I have been totally craving veggies lately.

This pasta salad is always a hit at parties, and sooo easy to make! I usually use penne or rotini, this time I used Trottole. I really liked this shape, it was really good at catching the dressing.  This recipe is pretty simple. Basically boil the pasta, add the veggies, and other stuff, add the dressing and mix.
For this pasta salad I used some fresh mozzarella that I added a little salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar to, black and green olives, cucumbers, red peppers, and green peppers. For the dressing, I usually use some sort of Italian dressing--usually the Kraft Italian, this time I used the Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian dressing. Put it all in a bowl and mixed it well. You dont want too much dressing, so start with about 1/4 of the bottle and keep adding a little more as you should be just enough to coat the pasta and veggies.

Alternatives: Sometimes I get a 1lb slab of ham, or turkey, or salami (get the deli to cut it in one big slice, rather than thing slices) and I cut it into chunks and throw it in the salad. Give this recipe a try, let me know what you think, and as always stay consumed!

After I was done, put it away in the fridge, then realized i forgot the tomatoes :P


  1. love it, but i would add chopped sweet basil and a bit yellow pepper as well...

  2. i would totally agree....each time i make this salad i do it a little really depends on what i have in the house....basil would definitely have been a delish addition to the salad :) as well as yellow peppers. I looove the taste of yellow and red holland peppers...they are so sweet...but also rather expensive :P

  3. Looks great! I made pasta salad a couple of weeks ago, I put some raw, diced yellow zucchini & some corn in it (with mini heirloom tomatoes) and I used Trader Joe's "Romano Caesar" dressing + olive oil.

  4. that sounds good.....i been thinking about making a corn salad......will have to figure out what i wanna put in it.