Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Loaded Pasta Salad

Here is the pasta salad as promised. It took a quick 30 minutes to make (mostly just chopping the veggies) and turned out pretty tasty. Although, I think I definitely put in too much celery, but probably just because celery is really not my favorite thing. I can eat it fine with salt sprinkled on top but I just wasn't liking it in the salad and found myself eating around it. So, next time maybe half the celery and I'm also thinking more tomatoes. Anyway, here's the recipe from Dashing Dish

Loaded Pasta Salad

3 cupsDry pasta
1/2 cup Garbanzo beans (or white beans)
1/2 cup Feta cheese (or shredded parmesan would be good)
1/2 cup Olives (I buys pre-sliced)
1 cupCelery, diced
1 cup Red pepper, diced
1 cup Cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
1/2 cup Red onion, diced
1/2 cup Green peas
1/2 cup Cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 pkg Dry Italian dressing mix
1/4 cup White vinegar
1/4 cup Water
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
PinchSalt and pepper to taste

As far as directions go, I think it's pretty self explanatory; you cook the pasta, and after it's cooled you add everything in together. 
She "makes" her own dressing but I just used Newman's Own Light Italian, also I forgot to put in Parmesan but I totally have some at home. I also used frozen green (she does too) and just microwaved them for 30 seconds.

1 comment:

  1. I am totally going to make this! I never make pasta salad but it really is pretty easy.