Pasta Salad with Pickled Red Onion
12 ozdry pasta of choice
1/2 ozdry ranch dressing mix (half of 1 packet)
2 Tbspzesty italian seasoning
1/2 cpickled red onion
1/4 cred wine vinegar (for pickling)
2-3 pinchsalt (for the pickling)
1/4 cparmesan cheese
·top with feta cheese, optional
How to Make Pasta Salad with Pickled Red Onion
Thinly slice red onion and place in a small mixing bowl, add vinegar, salt and blend, set aside. Allow onions to soak while you prepare the pasta. Cook your pasta according to directions; to aldente. Drain and allow time to cool.
- Once pasta has cooled - Add the ranch mix, italian dressing, mayo and parmesan cheese, mix until incorporated. Drain onions from the vinegar and finally fold into the pasta. Salt and pepper to taste (pickling adds enough flavor I added very little additional salt). Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Serve cold topped with crumbled feta cheese if desired.