Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesday- Pasta Salad

Noodle (Pasta) Salad

I wanted to share my absolute FAVORITE summertime recipe for today's Tasty Tuesday.
I am SOOO addicted to this and have always been. For some reason, I feel like I can only make it in the summer so it is like a special treat when summer rolls around.
And the best part- it is super easy and rather cheap! I am sure many of you have a recipe just like this but here is my version. It is great for parties, picnics, or just because, which is when I normally make it.

How To:
-Rotini Noodles
-Italian Dressing (I use the Zesty Italian but regular Italian works too.)
-Veggies of your choice (I use carrots, cucumbers, red onion, and cauliflower. I normally do some sort of cheese- just forgot to put it in the picture. And this time I sliced up Salami as well.)

To Begin:
-Cook whole box of noodles as directed on the box.
-While the noodles are cooking, begin cutting all of your veggies.
-Once noodles are done, drain and rinse in cold water.

- Finish cutting all the veggies into bite size pieces and dump into large bowl.
-Make sure all the water is drained from the noodles and dump into bowl with the veggies.

-Pour the Italian dressing onto noodles and veggies. I use about a half a bottle because the noodles really suck up the dressing.
-I like mine cold so I put it in the fridge for a bit but it is ready to eat right away.
-If needed, add more dressing when serving since the noodles absorb it.


I LOVE this stuff and could literally eat it all in one sitting by myself. haha I don't but SO could!
But I CAN finish it within a few days. I eat it all the time- lunch, snack, with dinner depending on what we are having- it NEVER lasts long in my house.
Man, I have some in my fridge now and I think I have to go eat some now. :)

Hope you like it as much as I do!


  1. Yum! I love pasta salad. . . definitely a favorite! Your recipe is a little different from mine. I'll have to try it. :]

  2. One of my most favorite recipes is my pasta salad and yours looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. YUM

  3. Thats one of my favorites! Yours looks so good.

  4. Summertime does mean pasta salad and I love it. I will have to try your recipe.

  5. Yum! I love pasta salad with Italian Dressing!

  6. Mmm, I love pasta salad (especially cold!), and yours looks amazing! :)

  7. OH YUM! That looks SO good! I would probably eat that whole thing for lunch if I made it. :)


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