Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pasta Salad


This is hands down my most requested dish! When there
are parties this is what I'm asked to make 90 percent
of the time. I tend not to like most pasta salad's because
I'm not a fan of bottled dressings. The dressing is what makes
this. It's so good. You can add turkey instead of pepperoni.
Pasta Salad
1 box rotini pasta
6 ounces pepperoni, diced
6 ounces provolone cheese, diced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 of a English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 of a green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped
black olives, "optional"
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
Dressing
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1) Cook pasta and drain. Rinse with cold water, set aside.
2) In a large bowl, mix the cooled pasta with all the salad
ingredients.
3) Mix the dressing well and pour over pasta salad and mix.
4) Cover and chill for 6 hours.

14 comments:

  1. I am saving this! LOOKS delicious!

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  2. Looks awesome!.. and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Super easy and so good. I usually double the recipe. You all will love it.

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  4. I will have to try this. My husband loves that boxed pasta salad. Bleh! Maybe your recipe will break him of it. ;)

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  5. This looks like a rockin pasta salad! I can see why it is the most requested dish!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

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  6. Yum! I love a good pasta salad in the summer. Yours is beautiful!

    xoox
    Jen

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  7. This looks so fresh and amazing!!! I am going to have to try it!

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  8. ps I put this recipe up on my blog and did a little high light for you. I hope it gives you more traffic!!

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  9. Mmmmmmm, looks scrumptious!!! I can't wait to make this. I tried your shrimp and lemon recipe, to die for, my family loved it! Keep rockin' it!

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  10. YUM!! I'm sure all those ingredients taste great together. Thanks Val!

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  11. My mouth is watering, can't wait to make this!

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  12. Yum!! Am so gonna make this. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  13. Going to make this for a party tomorrow...thanks
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