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Pasta Salad

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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 Any suggestions for pasta salad? How do you make yours? I have the noodles and looking for ideas to put it together...also do you serve it as a side dish or a meal itself?

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Kimberly954
by Kim on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I serve it as a side (with burgers or something) or sometimes my dd eats it for lunch as the main dish.

I do tri colored pasta, greek salad dressing, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM
I made it once and it didn't turn out the way I would've liked it to. I always serve it with other foods.
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SuperPickle
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I LOVE pasta salad

Our favorite is Taco Pasta Salad

http://cookinwithsuperpickle.blogspot.com/2012/06/taco-pasta-salad.html

and Berry Chicken Pasta Salad

http://cookinwithsuperpickle.blogspot.com/2012/04/berry-chicken-pasta-salad.html


We eat those as main dishes, it has the carb, protein and veggie/fruit all in one!

SuperPickle
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Nford2012
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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pasta a little mayo, cucumbers, cheese (tomatoes if you like them) ... anoter one I like is tricolor pasta with black olives, cheese, pepperoni, italian dressing.. its yummy

mrscbrown2011
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:50 PM

 I like the recipes...will probably do it as a side, with maybe baked chicken.....

 

goddess99
by Michelle on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I use tricolor pasta with broccoli, cauliflower, carrot sticks, Italian dressing. I usually serve as a side or lunch.

KamsOne
by Jen on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

 I like to add salami, olives and assorted veggies to my pasta salad.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

 I use them as a side.

 

Creamy Bacon, Tomato and Avocado Pasta Salad



6 slices bacon, chopped into one inch pieces

1/2 pound dried rotini pasta

1/2 cup mayonnaise

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon dried dill

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1 avocado pitted and sliced

Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain. Run cold water over the top until the pasta is cooled.

While your bacon and pasta are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, lemon, salt, garlic powder, pepper and dill together in a bowl.

Stir cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and reserved bacon into the dressing. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

 I use this for a lunch. 

Pasta Salad

1 lb. pasta (bow tie is very pretty)

½-1 lb. shrimp

½ lb. asparagus, cut into bite size pieces, steamed then chilled

Grape tomatoes

8-oz small jar artichoke hearts

8 oz. hearts of palm

½ red pepper, julienned

½ cup celery leaves, diced

½ cup sliced green onions

Dressing:

1Tbsp. diced lemon rind

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

½ cup olive oil

1-2 Tablespoons fresh herb mixture, (I like dill, parsley and chives)

1 tsp. minced fresh garlic

Salt & pepper

Prepare pasta as package directs. Make dressing. Add to pasta. Add rest of ingredients.

Adding just this small amount of shrimp makes it affordable, but it seems luxuriously rich.

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