By Shawn C on March 07, 2003
Photo by Sheri-BDB
Photo by Sheri-BDB
"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!"
Serving Size: 1 (185 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"This tasty and attractive salad was my contribution to our recent family reunion. I added a half pound each cubed Genoa Salami & cubed Provolone. Three packets of Ranch Dressing felt like too much, so I halved it to 1 1/2 packets. I put everything together the night before using 3/4s the total amount of dressing. The next day the salad was still nice & moist, so I left off the remaining portion of dressing. Thank you for sharing a great salad recipe!"
"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 Recipe #217865. 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!!"
"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!"
"Love,love, loved this!!!!"
"Absolutely loved it! I will make it again."
"I'm not rating the amounts of the ingredients since, when I cook, I just throw in the amount that seems right. I didn't put olives in. I didn't have any. I love this salad and so did my family. I will make again. I think what makes it yummy is the ranch dressing."
"I LOVED the flavor that the Ranch seasoning added. It really made this feel so substantial and satisfying. It's different kick, but not a major departure from traditional Italian dressing. This is my favorite pasta salad now."
"DH said tremendous! He kept talking about it all night. We both loved it and will make it many times in the future. This wonderful salad went great with Recipe #135788."
"This was good, but not my favorite. I cut way down on the oil, and I still felt it was pretty oily. I thought it could have used more veggies in proportion to how much pasta there was. The flavor of the dressing was tasty, but I guess I was expecting to be like, "WOW!" when I tasted it--and that wasn't my reaction. I'm not sure if I will make this again, without some serious modifications."
"This is THE BEST pasta salad I have ever eaten! I made mine with tri color spirals (12 oz), so I only used about 3/4 of the dressing. This is a new favorite! Thanks so much!"
"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. =]"
"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."
"A nice variation on pasta salad--I heeded other reviews and didn't use all of the dressing at once. After marinating the required hours, it still didn't seem like it needed more dressing. We liked it!"
"Just as I thought, wonderful! I used angel hair pasta with great results. I made this for a family reuinion and everyone loved it. Thanks"
"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!"
"We all liked this. Other's posted they thought it was too much oil, we all thought it was the perfect amount. The oil kept it from gettign dry the next day. Will make it again for sure!!"
"This is a very pretty salad! Tastes great, too. I used angel hair pasta, but next time I will probably use the rotini for easier mixing. This also made a lot of dressing, which is fine with me since I like my pasta salad drenched!"
"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.."
"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!"
"THis was excellant!! I took it to a family get-together and everybody loved it:) I did cut back on the seasoning, only added 2 packets of ranch and didn't quite pour it all on. But it was very good, I loved the flavor of all the crisp veggies!"