Garden Rotini Pasta Salad

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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

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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

How to Make Garden Rotini Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1These 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.
  • 2Chop veggies and cube cheese and set aside till needed.
  • 3Add the Vinaigrette and fresh horseradish to a large bowl and whisk together until blended.
  • 4Add in the chopped vegetables, celery, shallots, minced garlic cloves and cubed cheese, then stir to blend together.
  • 5Add in the chopped tomatoes and roasted red peppers and stir to mix together.
  • 6Add 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.
  • 7Serve with your favorite Entrée, I served mine with Barbequed Baby Back Ribs.

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About Garden Rotini Pasta Salad

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




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