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Very tasty pasta salad! I used angel hair (next time I'll break the pasta into fourths, just for ease of serving/eating.) I followed the recipe exactly except for making only 1/2. I think this would be a big hit at summertime picnics! Thanks for the great recipe. =]

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HeatherN June 28, 2010

This is fabulous! Just what I was looking for. Finally a great tasting pasta salad that doesn't use mayo. I used angel hair pasta and I'm pretty sure I will stick with that. I did not use any green or yellow peppers since my family doesn't like them. I love them; however, and can see that they would add great flavor. But this was great without them, too. I used all of the dressing and I thought the amount was fine. This does make a lot and we had leftovers from our gathering so I had it again the next day. After 48 hours, I thought there was too much dressing. So eat up the first time! :) Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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5hungrykids June 03, 2010

Super YUMMY! We really enjoyed this salad. I did a bit of a variation. I used green peppers, green onions, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, pepperoni, & cubed cheddar cheese. The dressing is a nice change from just plain italian dressing. Thanks for posting!

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ransomhouse August 01, 2009

I have waited and waited for a good pasta salad recipe.. this is a keeper.. It did make alot.. i added some feta cheese to it too.. but wow.. this is best ever.. now i can take this to potlucks at work and see how it stacks up to all the other gals.. thanks for sharing..

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Learning the Ropes May 02, 2009

This is my favorite pasta salad ever. I use the angel hair pasta because I think the texture of the end product is awesome. This is unlike any other pasta salad I've ever had!

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ThisGirlCan April 20, 2009

For some reason I felt that this was really underwhelming. It was good, but it was something I would have expected to pick up from a deli. My guests liked it just fine, but I was not as big a fan as I thought I would be.

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Meghan June 23, 2008

I am ready for summer food so I thought I'd start by making this! Very easy to throw together, and very tasty. I think this salad would also be great with some crumbled cheese and cubed salami. Thanks for posting, Shawn C!

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Me & Mr. Jones March 24, 2007

WoW!! I stumbled across this recipe by clicking on random recipe and when I saw the picture Sheri-BDB made, I added the recipe to todays menu.:) Oh My Gosh!! Its outstanding! DH and I both couldn't wait a day, I just chilled it in the ref. for a few hours and had it with Dan's Seasoning Glazed Baby Backs (Pork). We absolutely love this recipe. Only change I made was I added a can of petite diced tomatoes(instead of fresh tomatoes) that I drained well and than added to the salad. I also added some black pepper and alittle Accent to enhance the flavor more. This is most certainly a KEEPER!! :) Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!!

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Marsha D. March 23, 2007

I made this today to try it out on my family before I had it at an upcoming graduation party.Really good! The only thing i did different was just added the ranch dressing mix(dry) at the end.I'll make this again.Thanks!

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Cindy in PA. May 26, 2003

Made this for Father's day BBQ. What a delicious salad everyone like it; my husband especially. I made it with rotini pasta and because I was not feeling well, I shortcut and used bottled ranch and italian dressings. We had about half of it leftover after the gathering; the next morning I was going to pack some up for lunch and it was ALL gone. Thank you for posting!

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