Monday, March 23, 2009

Pasta Salad!

This is my absolute favorite way to make Pasta Salad. I'm going to give you the recipe the way they have it printed...but I'll let you know I dont measure any of this. What I do is simply cook the noodles that I want--add the ingrediants that I like which of course varies on whats on sale and what I'm feeling like I want in my pasta salad that day. For me personally, I have found NO better! I'm not a huge fan of those pasta salads that are made with the store bought I Italian Dressings...I just like the dressing that you mix up on your own.

Ok--here ya go!
1 Lb Seashell Pasta 1 Cup White Sugar
2 Cups chopped Cucumber 1/4 prepared mustard
2 C. Chopped Broccoli 1/4 distilled white vinegar
1 Cp. Shredded Cheese 3/4 vegetable oil
2 TB mayonnaise

OKKK thats their directions! Now let me tell you how I made mine this weekend--I cooked the noodles i wanted--added what i wanted for stir ins and then I just dumped in the sauce stuff unlike I liked the taste! I always add more mayonnaise then they state and always LESS sugar.

Just play with the dressing mix until you like the flavor--I'm sure you'll LOVE serving this, this summer! Enjoy!

10 Thanks for your comments!:

Shanda said...

Dawn, about the little wooden wagon. Check at Big lots if you have one. I got mine there on sale for 60.00. Lowes also have them this year but there are charging 99.00 for the same thing. Hope you find one soon.

Melissa Miller said...

This sounds delicious Dawnie.
I love pasta salads.

~Happy Spring to you!
~Melissa :)

Tootsie said...

yum! I love pasta salad!

Tara said...

This recipe looks yummy!

Shellmo said...

I love making pasta salads in the summer! Thank you for sharing!

grammy said...

Never made that, but I have had other peoples and like it. I should get brave and do it myself (o:

Ginger said...

I'm a big fan of pasta salads too, but I've never made it with maio. Just the italian dressing. I will have to try this receipe.

Cynthia said...

This looks good! I hope to make it this summer, ( that is if we ever get summer) Cindy

Lilly said...

I love pasta salad too. This looks great and perfect summer food. I can tell the weather is improving.

rosemarie said...

i never put sugar in mine ,but like you said everyone makes it differant,i like mine with cheese ,pepperoni,green peppers,and what ever else i can ill have to try yours too..