Introduction: Pasta Salad

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A simple no mayo pasta salad that uses Italian dressing instead.

Step 1: Ingredients

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First gather your ingredients:
1 lb pasta (any will do I prefer radiatori, or fusilli)
1 cup Italian dressing
Any of the following add ins
Frozen peas, Diced Tomatoes
Corn, Green beans
Mushrooms, Broccolli
Artichoke hearts, cauliflower
Basically any thing you like or have.

Step 2: Preparation

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First cook the pasta then cool it in the fridge
(hot pasta seems to diminish the vinegar flavor of the dressing making an oily salad)

Step 3: Add Ins

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Second add all your other ingredients (remember to drain any canned goods)
The only thing that is really required is the Italian dressing I found 1 cup for every pound (or .45 Kilos for you metric types)of uncooked pasta. Also I try not to add the dressing untill about 30 minutes before serving (again to avoid the vinegar taste from disappearing)

Step 4: Enjoy

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The best step eat

Really simple stuff but oh so good.

And if you try any other ingredients that I didn't list please comments on how it turned out.


alessiof76 (author)2009-05-26

tip: to cool the pasta you can wash it in cold water You can add also tuna , basil if you don't like vinegar (like me) you can wash dressing and use olive oil Ciao

donutgirl388 (author)2009-03-21

i want to thank you for this recipemy 9 yr old daughter loves helping me make this recipe for she is a fussy little girl who doesnt like anything on her pasta so this recipe is great for her.

H4T (author)2008-07-09

This looks delicious, thanks! I second the idea to use pesto, if you have it around.

I Am An Evil Taco (author)2008-05-16

pesto! pesto is a must-have in pasta salad, imo.

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