Garden Rotini Pasta Salad

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

I created this light summer salad to go with the Grilled Baby Back Ribs that my daughter Briana made today. I used ingredients I had in the pantry. Of course the longer you allow the salad to marinate the more intense the flavors will become.

I used what I had and you can too, I didn't have any fresh sweet or Bell Peppers, so I used a Jar of Roasted Red peppers, it made a great side salad to accompany the Ribs. Plus it Is so simple and easy to put together.
Spring and summer is the perfect time for a salad, and this one does not disappoint.


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Serves:

8 or more depending on portion size

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
garden rotini pasta, cooked al dente'
2 large
shallots, chopped
2 c
irish cheddar cheese,cubed or cheese of your choice
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped or more if desired
4 medium
roma tomatoes- rough chopped
8 oz
jar roasted red peppers, drained & chopped
1 1/2-2 Tbsp
fresh horseradish (from refrigerated section
1 jar(s)
garlic vinaigrette dressing 12 ounces, (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 tsp
steak seasoning
1 Tbsp
granulated garlic (not garlic salt)
3-4 clove
fresh garlic, minced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
These are some of the main ingredients for the salad. Cook pasta until Al Dente, according to directions on package. Then rinse drain an set aside till needed.
2
Chop veggies and cube cheese and set aside till needed.
3
Add the Vinaigrette and fresh horseradish to a large bowl and whisk together until blended.
4
Add in the chopped vegetables, celery, shallots, minced garlic cloves and cubed cheese, then stir to blend together.
5
Add in the chopped tomatoes and roasted red peppers and stir to mix together.
6
Add in the cooked pasta and seasoning, stir till bended together, then chill a few hours before time to serve to allow flavors to blend together. Stir just before serving.
7
Serve with your favorite Entrée, I served mine with Barbequed Baby Back Ribs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy