Family Reunion Pasta Salad

Mary Kay Nugent

By
@whodeydiva

Great Salad for your summer gatherings...it is crisp, cool, flavorful and something different. It makes alot so it's great for taking to cookouts and other gatherings...take the recipe with you because everyone asks for it....Very simple and can be made ahead of time...ENJOY!!


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Serves:

Several (12-16)

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1 lb
bow tie pasta (cooked al dente & drained)
2 c
combo of colors of chopped peppers (red, yellow & green)
1 1/2 c
shredded carrot or matchstick
1 c
finely diced red onion
1 can(s)
dark red kidney beans

DRESSING

2 c
hellman's mayo
3/4-1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
white vinegar
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook & drain the pasta,rinse with cool water; while pasta is cooking drain & rinse kidney beans (set aside); Shred carrots and chop peppers and onion
2
Toss (I just use my hands) to combine the pasta, carrots, peppers and onions...add kidney beans last so as not to tear them all up in the tossing process.
3
Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing and combine with pasta/veggie mixture. Cover and refrigerate till good and chilled or overnight. Give it a stir before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom