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This was a great salad! I couldn't find any decent tomatoes, so I stuck w/the red and green bell peppers, and a red onion...also added chunks of cucumber, and whole olives since I wasn't sure if everyone liked olives (easier to pick out than sliced). I couldn't find the sun dried tomato dressing, so I used a reduced calorie Italian dressing. Thanks!

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J e l i s a November 09, 2002

When I read this had sun-dried tomato salad dressing in it I knew I had to try it, because thats one of my favorite dressings. It was a wonderful tasting full of flavor salad! I did add a little feta cheese to it, but kept everything else the same. Thanks Bethany.

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Sheri-BDB April 23, 2003

Wonderful! Much better than the same old Pasta Salad. So simple too! Perfect with any BBQ food.

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PrncsKla July 05, 2001

I liked this salad. It was pretty tasty and came together very quickly. I can't say that I love the flavor of the sun-dried tomato dressing. I prefer regular italian but that didn't stop me from eating nearly all of it! Thanks for this easy recipe.

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ILikeSweets October 08, 2013

Made it for a pre-Labor Day lunch. Very good! Made with no changes to the recipe.

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robrtjaxon1 September 01, 2013

This was a good "base" recipe. I see pasta salad as an opportunity to improvise using your own leftovers and ingredients on hand. In addition to this recipes's ingredients I also added: artichoke hearts, sliced zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, and red onion instead of white. You could also use pepperoni, kalamata olives, cooked eggplant, steamed broccoli, feta cheese, etc. I had a huge Costco bottle of Tuscan Style Italian dressing which I used. It came out great! I think you'd have to work pretty hard to ruin a pasta salad like this (maybe if you overcooked the pasta!). Thanks for posting!

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Gina Farina August 02, 2013

So good and so easy! Goes great at potlucks! We like it with grilled chicken, feta cheese, red onion, and ham/salami/or pepperoni. I use lite Italian dressing. I've tried various kinds of Italian dressings and they have all gotten rave reviews.

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Chef Mom 5 October 05, 2012

I made this fro company last night. it was great and well-received. The only thing I did not include was the green pepper, because unfortunately I did not have one available and I did not have time to drive to the store.

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MadameCamaro August 14, 2012

I take this salad everywhere I go for potlucks, especially in the summer months. It's always a huge hit! Our favorite combo is cucumbers, peppers, red onion, olives, feta cheese, and pepperoni with a greek dressing...but it is fabulous as written too.

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Chef Doozer June 22, 2012

I have made this several times and it is a great hit. I could not find the sun dried tomato salad dressing and used newman's parmesan instead. I have some who do not like tomatoes so I used cucumbers instead. It is a versatile recipe which can easily be adapted to your tastes!

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phantambantam July 30, 2011
The Best Pasta Salad