pasta salad blue cheese w/ italian dressing

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By Denise Miles
from Auburn, AL

Started cooking pasta, thinking about what I have on hand. Already had sliced olives already done up from a previous event. Wanting to use up cherry tomatoes and celery. Had just gotten Smoked Blue Cheese last week...'cause I craved it. Looked up a simple Italian dressing from another cookbook and presto done

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For pasta salad blue cheese w/ italian dressing

  • 1 lb
    16 oz spiral pasta
  • 3-4 stalk
    celery stalks-sliced or diced
  • 1 pt
    grape tomatoes cut or sliced
  • 4 oz
    smoked crumbled blue cheese
  • 3/4 c
    sliced olives
  • EASY ITALIAN DRESSING
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 pinches of sugar
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

How To Make pasta salad blue cheese w/ italian dressing

  • 1
    Cook Pasta until al Dente'. Drain and Rinse pasta with cool water..as cool as it can be for people in the south. Ha Ha
  • 2
    Add Pasta, Tomatoes, Olives, Celery, Crumbled Blue cheese. Toss .
  • 3
    In a small glass pitcher, whisk dressing ingredients until it's incorporated good. Pour dressing over pasta. Toss to coat. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Serve and Enjoy!
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