Pasta Salad for Leanne

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12-15
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Pasta Salad for Leanne

Step-by-Step

  1. OK: 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.
  2. Cook pasta el dente per package instructions.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl and let set.
  4. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water.
  5. Add pasta to bowl containing ingredients. Stir well. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  6. ~Enjoy

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About Pasta Salad for Leanne

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




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