Family Reunion Pasta Salad

Mary Kay Nugent


Great Salad for your summer 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!!

★★★★★ 2 votes
Several (12-16)
30 Min
10 Min


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


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


1Cook & drain the pasta,rinse with cool water; while pasta is cooking drain & rinse kidney beans (set aside); Shred carrots and chop peppers and onion
2Toss (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.
3Whisk 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