When I'm making pasta salad, especially during grilling season, this is my go-to recipe. So good, I could eat this every week during the summer months! I use sprial pasta instead of bow tie, and omit the cheese. Instead, I add a can of rinsed and drained red kidney beans. Thank you for posting this here.
Had thought about making this for a potluck we were to attend, but instead it was made sooner than expected & shared with a neighbor couple as well as my vegetarian son & DIL! Everyone loved this absolutely wonderful salad ~ So full of flavor, so satisfying! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in the current Best of 2011 recipe tagging event]
This salad was excellent! The flavours of the veggies with the pasta and poppy seeds were so good! Ive never had a pasta salad quite like this before, but I loved it! :) Very, very yummy and also fit for company as it is a rather elegant version.
I didnt have any cucumber in the house, so just used red bell pepper instead, which was nice, too. I thought the full amount of dressing would be too much, so I reduced the vinegar and oil a tad and the sugar quite a bit, which was perfect for us.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Crafty Lady!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #50 March 2011.
OH BOY this is one amazing pasta salad and will be made many times. I used corkscrew pasta and only had about 10 ounces so cut the veggies back just a bit also BUT I made the full amount of dressing and it was perfect. I only added maybe half the sugar thinking it would not need the full 1/2 cup but it did LOL I love poppy seed dressing and will never buy it again since this recipe will be used on green salads also. Definite keeoer and going in my Divine reicpes of 2009 book.