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This pasta salad is very very good!! Made using tri color penne pasta and it turned out perfect. The dressing is awesome and it's very colorful. I made as written and wouldn't change a thing! It was a huge hit on a hot summer night! Thanks so much for sharing-will be making this again and again.

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msjill111 May 27, 2012

Not our preference, I guess. Husband really doesn't like strongly acidic tastes, and I thought this was very vinegary. I discovered this after it sat for several hours in fridge; I made it palatable for him by adding more sugar and salt to cut the acid, but now it just lacks flavor. I read elsewhere that one should emulsify oil and vinegar for a pasta salad, otherwise the vinegar soaks into the pasta (resulting in strong flavor) while the oil clings. But others like it...!

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J-Lynn May 26, 2012

Excellent pasta salad. I especially liked that it did not have any mayo in it. I took it for a luncheon we were giving and it worked out fabulous...I did not have to worry about keeping it cold as it is 83 here in Traverse City MI today...which is nuts....everyone must have loved it as I tripled the recipe and have very little left....

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CIndytc March 20, 2012

Very good... wasn't thrilled with the amount of oil, but it tasted scrumpcious! I used the mini-turkey pepperoni

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MelissaO' March 12, 2012

Loved the combination of crunchy vegetables and zesty dressing. Tasted even better the second day. Nice recipe for gatherings

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Dawn March 11, 2012

Perfect Pasta Salad, for sure! Loved every bite! I added some sun-dried tomatoes, and some celery, but other then that, stayed perfectly to the recipe. This is indeed, one happy, lovely, and delish pasta salad! Made for Cooking Out of the Pantry 2012 -Canning Forum

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm February 06, 2012

I left out the pepperoni and tweeked the dressing a little bit for my taste.

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misscain January 23, 2012

Made this with salami instead of pepperoni, and omitted the green peppers. Made for a picnic with my family and it was perfect. I made a triple batch as there were 14 of us. My sister-in-law saw the big bowl and thought I was crazy for bringing so much, but I didn't bring any home!

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kadiprimo January 18, 2012

I agree. This is a very good pasta salad. The dressing is so good and allows for the addition of your favorite vegetables. I added broccoli along with the ingredients in your recipe. Thanks for the recipe. Had with grilled pork chops, green beans and garlic sticks.

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Toni in Colorado October 03, 2011

Very good pasta salad. Easily customizable. Dressing quite good.

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brownstone gal September 26, 2011
Perfect Pasta Salad: