Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Pasta Salad

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A sure sign of summer is when my pasta salad makes it's arrival. Well, summer must be here because the pasta salad is freshly made, chilling in the fridge. 

When I first made this a few years back the Mr. stuck up his nose and informed me he doesn't like cold pasta dishes. After I pleaded with the suddenly picky eater to at least give it a try he was amazed. Amazed because he liked it. I thought I would surprise him today with his favorite pasta salad and welcome summer with open arms.

This dish will make a frequent appearance these next couple months and I pretty much couldn't be happier about it. 

Summer Pasta Salad

1 cup house italian dressing
1/2 cup mayo
2 mini cucumbers sliced
1 can black olives, sliced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 green pepper, diced
sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
monterey jack cheese, cubed
6 pieces of hard salami, cut into strips
1 lb rotini noodles, cooked according to package directions

Whisk together dressing and mayo until well blended. 

Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly. 

Cover and refrigerate until chilled. If necessary add more dressing. 


As I was putting the salad together I was thinking of additional add-ins that would go well with the dish. Here's what I came up with: crumbled bacon, feta cheese, broccoli, grilled chicken.

1 comment:

  1. I adore pasta salad! I'm going to have to try this recipe! :-)


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