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pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

I have always loved pasta salad. It's a nice change from potato salad when you want a cool but filling side dish. The possibilities are endless when it comes to ingredients and dressings. This recipe is also good when using Zesty Italian Salad Dressing instead of the Miracle Whip cream style dressing.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - 6
prep time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta salad

  • 4 c
    cooked and drained pasta (any shape you like)
  • 1 1/2 c
    green olives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    black olives, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    dill relish
  • 1/2 md
    red onion, diced
  • 1 c
    yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 c
    cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 or 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 2
    ribs celery, diced
  • 1/2 c
    miracle whip salad dressing
  • 1 - 2 tsp
    yellow mustard

How To Make pasta salad

  • 1
    In a large bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, add the salad dressing and the mustard. Stir to mix well.
  • 3
    Pour the dressing mixture onto the salad mixture and toss gently to combine. Adjust any of the items to suit your taste.
  • 4
    Store in covered container in refrigerator.