By Linda's Busy Kitchen on April 19, 2007
Photo by Luvs 2 Cook
Photo by Luvs 2 Cook
"I love pasta salad in the summer and make it often... This is one that I make often, and it's WONDERFUL!"
Serving Size: 1 (193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This is an excellent recipe...I'd say almost exactly like mine with just a few changes. Besides the salad dressing, I sprinkle in Salad Supreme. I add artichoke bottoms or hearts if I have them. I'd use whole olives, but small to medium. That way, if someone doesn't like them, they are easier to remove than halves or slices. (Never use chopped...they look like bugs.) Oh, and instead of chopped tomatoes, I'd use cherry or other small tomato...if you have leftovers, the tomatoes don't get soggy like cut-up ones do. Also, sliced radishes tend to stick together, so if you do a bit of a chop on them instead (like quarter them and then slice thickly), they will distribute better."
"This is another wonderful recipe from you, Linda. I made exactly as stated. I love the Caesar dressing with this. It's a nice change from usual pasta salads. I will make again! Thanks for sharing."
"I followed the recipe as written other then I omitted the onions. I'm not crazy about raw onions. I used Zesty Italian dressing and we all enjoyed this. I also didn't add any salt or pepper."
"I have been dying to make a pasta salad and this one looked so good. It WAS good! I loved the flavors of all the fresh veggies. It tasted especially good with the nice veggies now in the stores in my area. I used grape tomatoes and cut them in half, as they are nice and firm and easy to cut, not to mention the intense flavor and sweetness. I threw in some baby corns too and everyone was raving about it! My DH gave it 5 stars, and so did I! My company gave it 6 stars saying it's better than any they have had to date. This is an excellent pasta dish and one that can be used at any family or holiday gathering. Perfect for graduations too, and those are coming us soon! Thanks for sharing!"
"I have made this several times now, and just change up the veggies every once in awhile for a different taste. This last time I used onion, green peppers, tomatoes, green olives, broccoli, and Pepper Jack cheese. I used homemade Italian dressing and some fresh Parmesan cheese over the top before serving. Excellent! ~~~~~~~~I made this along with ribs and potato salad for dinner, and this salad was awesome! I used Christy's Greek Salad Dressing for the first time, and it has such great flavor! This has become our favorite pasta salad and the one I will be making from now on!"
"Way to go Linda! This pasta salad was perfect to go along with some delicious ribs this weekend. I had company and wanted to make something special. We were not disappointed as it this winner of a recipe! I made it exactly as the recipe indicates and used the Greek dressing, and the flavors were excellent! Into my keepers file it goes!"
"Linda this was a very good pasta salad. I thought I had some broccoli but to my dismay I didn't. I substituted summer squash and zucchini instead. For the dressing I used a combination of Italian and balsamic vinagerette. I also added fresh dill and celery seeds for some seasoning. I love that this lends it self as an open blanket to release your own creativity! I will make it again!"