One of my children is particularly fond of pasta salads, and this is his all-time fave. It's from a cookbook compiled by the ladies at his grandmother's church years ago. This is a great dish for cookouts or tailgate parties if any guests are vegetarian, but you can always add some chopped pepperoni or ham if you'd prefer. P.S. If this is really close to a recipe already posted, I apologize. Spent 20 minutes checking, but there are soooo many....!