Italian Pasta Salad Recipes
Erik Said:I need a delicious Italian Pasta Salad Recipe!?
We Answered:1 bag Spiral noodles, cooked al dente
1 zucchini, julienned or cubed (2 if they're small)
1 yellow squash, julienned or cubed
Red onion or green onion to your liking
1 small bag of frozen broccoli florets...or cut up 1 fresh crown
1 can small black olives (drained)
1 pack of grape tomatoes
Cut up salami or pepperoni to your liking
1 - 2 cups shredded italian cheese blend
1 bottle of italian dressing
salt and pepper to taste
FYI. I've also used greek dressing and olive oil vinaigrette. Both delicious. Of the three, olive oil vinaigrette is my favorite on pasta salad.
Micheal Said:Cold Italian pasta salad recipe questions/ideas/recipes?
We Answered:My favorite recipe for cold pasta salad is http://www.creative-cooking-corner.com/câ€¦
This recipe is very much different than yours. I say you give your recipe a trial, it sounds good to me. I am sure it will turn out delicious. After all cooking is a creative art. There are no fixed recipes. Do what your heart says. At the end of the day you and your family and friends, have to enjoy your cooking. Go for it.
Vincent Said:Recipe for Italian Dressing Pasta Salad?
We Answered:I like it with thin spagetti noodles, olives, red onions, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and (only use) Kraft zesty italian salad dressing- it is the bomb!!
Put your dressing in the bowl, add all the cut up veggies to it, while doing this be cooking your pasta. Let it marinate overnight, stirring a couple of times, and it will taste even better!!
Brett Said:Non-Italian Pasta Salad Recipes?
We Answered:This is kind of Italian, but not a traditional pasta salad..
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
4 cups uncooked spiral pasta (use rice pasta for wheat-free version)
1 cup fresh basil pesto
2 Tbsp chopped green olives, or olive tapenade
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted (or fresh if you can get them)
12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
Several fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 Cook pasta according to instructions on the package. Make sure the water is salted (at least a half teaspoon per quart). Remove pasta from heat and strain when pasta is cooked, but still firm (al dente).
2 Put pasta in a big bowl. Mix in fresh basil pesto, green olives, and pine nuts. Gently mix in cherry tomatoes, peas, fresh basil leaves and olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill or serve at room temperature.
4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
2/3 cup white sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup grated carrot (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (optional)
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.
1 box Betty CrockerÂ® Suddenly SaladÂ® basil pesto pasta salad mix
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, coarsely chopped
4 oz crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1. Cook pasta as directed on box. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together seasoning mix, cold water and oil. Add chicken; let stand while pasta is cooking.
2. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
3. Stir drained pasta and remaining ingredients into chicken mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining salad.
Ethel Said:What kind of Italian dressing do you use for pasta salad recipe?
We Answered:i have known a lot of people to use marzetti and it was delicious.
Mabel Said:Italian pasta salad recipe?
We Answered:I make mine with spiral pasta (cooked and cooled), chopped red peppers, quartered cucumber slices, real bacon bits and just enough Zesty Italian salad dressing to cover everything.