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    Pasta Salad- from What's on Hand

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    IngridH's Note:

    I made this salad up when my sister called and said "lets BBQ at your house tonight!" and I responded "OK, I'll make a side dish". I wanted a pasta salad, with some vegetables in it, and I didn't want to go shopping, so everything in this dish was something I had on hand. Feel free to make subsitutions, according to your own tastes and what YOU have on hand when you need to make it. The only ingredients that I think are key are the pasta- use a small shape instead of a long noodle, and the oil-vinegar mix. Use whatever seasoning mixes are your personal favorites, I've listed the ones I used to give you an idea. The dressing may look really oily when you first mix it with the pasta, but the pasta will absorb a lot as it sits in the fridge, so don't worry. Chilling time is not included in prep or cooking time.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    side di ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until done, but not soggy.
    2. 2
      While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the oil, vinegar, dip mix, and garlic seasoning in a bowl large enough to hold all of the salad ingedients.
    3. 3
      When the pasta is done, drain well, and add to the dressing while still hot.
    4. 4
      Stir well to coat the pasta with the dressing.
    5. 5
      Add the pepperoni, cheese, capers, corn, and peas. Stir to combine.
    6. 6
      Chill for at least two hours to let the flavors combine.
    7. 7
      When ready to serve, taste, and add salt or pepper as needed.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle paprika over the salad, mix gently, and serve.
    9. 9
      Other ideas to add: Leftover roast chicken or sliced ham instead of the pepperoni; cheddar or swiss cheese instead of the mozzerella; artichoke heart quarters, cooked white beans, broccoli florets (blanched and drained); frozen lima beans or green beans.
    10. 10
      You can use bottled salad dressing instead of the oil, vinegar and seasonings, or use a seasoning mix your family likes mixed with the oil and vinegar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta Salad- from What's on Hand

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 243.5
     
    Calories from Fat 98
    40%
    Total Fat 10.9 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 11.3 mg
    3%
    Sodium 217.2 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.9 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 1.6 g
    6%
    Protein 7.9 g
    15%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    spinach dip mix

    garlic parmesan seasoning

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