Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad

Total Time
20mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
10 mins

This recipe makes A LOT so save it for a large gathering, pot luck or cook out. It is light and refreshing and goes well with everything from burgers, steaks to grilled chicken or just eaten alone. I personally like using the lighter angel hair instead of thicker pastas. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Prepare Italian dressing mix according to directions (but using about 1/2 the oil called for).
  3. Mix Ranch dressing with vinegar and oil.
  4. Drain pasta well and rinse with cold water, drain well again.
  5. Place all ingredients into large bowl and toss well.
  6. Refrigerate 12 hours.
  7. Toss before serving.
  8. **Can use 1/2 of a green, yellow, and orange bell pepper to add more color.
  9. You can add other raw hard vegetables such as julienne carrots, blanched asparagus, sliced radish, anything you like.