I chose this recipe for the dressing because I'm always looking for alternatives to mayo for pasta salad. I made it with tricolored rotini, peas and tomatoes, plus diced red onion and green pepper--no apples, carrots or gherkins. The dressing is stupendous. I love the combination of herbs and the lemon juice plus mustard lend it a nice bite. Will definitely make again.
horrible. Served this for a picnic and had most of it untouched! Carrots apples and peas and gherkins DO NOT go well together. I thought I would try it b/c I am open to new flavor combos but this was just awful. Sorry to be so harsh but no one liked it. I will never try something again to serve relying on the ratings - not my taste at all.
Very interesting and tasty pasta salad! Such an unusual combination of ingredients with the addition of apples and pickles. The dressing was a bit tangy for my taste so I added just a touch of sugar. As the directions state, it's important to make the salad a couple of hours ahead so the flavors have time to blend. Thanks for posting this recipe!
An extremely tasty pasta salad, and followed this exactly. Perfection with the added ingredients, peas, carrots, gherkins, and apples. The dressing is stupendous, using yogurt and fresh herbs. I might add some chopped chives next time, however, perfection plus here! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* June 2009
Made this up over the weekend & did one addition ~ I included the kernels of 1 grilled cob of corn, mostly 'cause I wanted the yellows, oranges & reds for summer! Other than that, the recipe was followed & it is definitely colorful (TASTY, TOO)! I didn't think I'd like it with the gherkins, but included them as well, & we were very pleased with the resulting salad! Thanks, much, for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Beverage Tag]