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This is incredible! I doubled the sauce ingredients as I made it the night before the lunch I was going to serve it at and I didn't want it to dry out. It was perfect! I served it with chopped black olives, sliced green olives and mild banner rings as garnish. My guests raved! Thanks for making me look good PanNan!

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Michelle S. January 26, 2003

I really enjoyed this salad! I used mayonaise and I didn't have any buttermilk so I added a tbls. of vinegar to a1/4 cup milk. I used commercial salsa. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

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Sharon123 January 19, 2003

I took this to a labor day cook out and everyone loved it. First time I have ever used buttermilk and was quite impressed. I did as Michelle S did, I doubled the dressing as it sat over night and it was perfect the next day. Thanks for posting this one. Its a keeper.

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Auntie Jan September 03, 2003

Made this last night with Whacky Noodles, very colorful. I had bought a red bell pepper thinking it called for one, but it didn't I used it anyway. The sauce seemed a bit thin so I added more mayo and it was the perfect. I love the flavor, just the perfect hint of the salsa. Oh, only a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for us.

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True Texas September 05, 2013

Very good & different from the normal run-of-the-mill pasta salads. A great addition to our summer side dishes to go along with our grilled main dishes. I made it with a full 12 oz box of bow tie pasta (because my helper dumped the whole box in!). I doubled the "sauce" portion & it was just the right amount when we ate it right away. I substituted green onions for the scallions. Used 1/2 c. milk with 1 1/2 tsp vinegar instead of the buttermilk. Used regular jarred salsa. Added a can of drained & rinsed black beans because it seemed to go well. Only thing I'll change next time is to cut back on the red pepper b/c it had too much of a kick for my kiddos.

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Faeanne June 26, 2011

WOW! This is such an incredibly easy dish to make with common household foods you have on hand and yet it is so good! I used onion instead of scallions and it was still great! A great summer/picnic food as that what I used it for! It doesn't make a lot but it was perfect for my family of 4 with no leftovers. Will be making this quite a bit now...thank you!

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Backwoods Baker June 20, 2011

Very good salad recipe. I made this last night for our dinner and we loved it. I did add 3 eggs instead of two, only because I read the recipe wrong. I will make this again, it really is very good. I really liked the salsa in this. It didn't make it really salsa-ey (is that a word?) Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

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mommyoffour November 24, 2009

thankyou so much for this recipe i made it and my husband enjoyed it

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farhat hasan June 13, 2009

This was very good. I used home made salsa. I made the salad and the dressing, kept it the fridge until serving time then tossed it together. Next time I will grate some fresh peppers and add to it. Love the flavor! Made for the LiveStrong event in the cooking photo forum.

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Calee May 30, 2009
Southwestern Pasta Salad