Pasta Salad for Leanne

Penny B

By
@GingerRain

My niece always makes a request for my pasta salad and it has become a family favorite. Flavorful and not too heavy.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12-15
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
pasta of your choice (i like barilla mezza rigatoni
1/2 c
mayonnaise (light is nice)
1/2 c
italian dressing (something with a robust flavor)
1/3 c
shredded carrots
2
stalks celery, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/3 c
sweet onion, minced
1/2
thin cucumber, quartered and thinly sliced
1/4 tsp
black pepper, or to your taste (truthfully i never measure)
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning, or to your taste (again, i don't measure)
1 Tbsp
parsley

Step-By-Step

1OK: Please bear in mind that this is not a recipe I measure for, so please adjust to your tastes if something sounds like too much or too little. For the mayo/italian dressing mix, I just try for equal measures.

2Cook pasta el dente per package instructions.

3While the pasta is cooking, combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl and let set.

4Drain and rinse pasta with cold water.

5Add pasta to bowl containing ingredients. Stir well. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

6~Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #light, #pasta salad