Sunday, September 15, 2013

Debbie's Pasta Salad

I am finally getting around to posting another recipe. I really am hoping to post more often.  I don't like posting only once a week. My goal is get back into the swing of blogging and post at least 3 recipes a week.
I have a new addiction. Smoothies. McDonald's smoothies. I don't know how healthy they are but they can't be all that bad especially since they are mostly ice.  I have a new Kitchen Aid Blender that I definitely plan on using to make smoothies but damn McDonald's just makes it so convenient to drive thru and just order one!!  Now I do have frozen peaches and bananas in my freezer that I am going to use soon.  With some almond milk....oh that sounds so good.

Anyhow, here is a delicious pasta salad that I made recently that is definitely a hit in my house.  While visiting my cousin on Long Island this past summer I noticed she added a small can of corn to her pasta salad and thought I would give that a try. So good!!!!  It add a touch of sweetness to it. Just perfect!  So here is my basic and simple pasta salad recipe.  Feel free to add any other vegetables of your choosing.  These are just the ones I used and they did blend very well together.

1 box multicolored corkscrew pasta
1 bottle Italian Salad dressing
1 small can of corn
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped (I used 1/2 large green pepper)
2 tomatoes, chopped

Prepare pasta according to package directions.  While pasta cooks, chop vegetables for salad.  Rinse pasta under cold water and drain well.
Place pasta in large bowl and add all vegetables.
Empty 1/3 of bottle of Italian salad dressing onto pasta and vegetables and mix well.
(I used only about 1/3 bottle since I don't like it to taste overpowering.  You can add more if you like).


Sarah | The Sugar Hit said...

Simple, home style food is always the best. Love this!

Joanne said...

Gotta love a simple delicious pasta salad like this!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a beautiful salad, Debbie. This looks delicious and I know my family will enjoy it. I hope your week is off to a great start. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Mary Bergfeld said...

Debbie, I certainly think the vegan butter sticks are worth a try. Mary

Blond Duck said...

I LOVE jamba juice smoothies. The angel food one is so good!

Pam said...

Pasta salads are a favorite in my house - this looks terrific.

My Inner Chick said...

Lovely presentation for this wonderful comfort food. Xxx Mmm

My Inner Chick said...

Lovely presentation for this wonderful comfort food. Xxx Mmm

Emily said...

This salad looks so good! multicolored corkscrew pasta is my favorite.