Linguini Salad (Pasta Salad)
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- Ready In:
- 16 ounces linguine
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1⁄4 cup diced onion
- 8 ounces Italian salad dressing
- 4 tablespoons fresh basil
- Break linguini into thirds and cook al dente by package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms,cucumber, and salad dressing. Toss well.
- Chill for several hours to blend flavors. Stir occasionally.
- Top with fresh chopped basil when ready to serve.
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I have been making this salad a number of years now. Have to admit I never add mushrooms, but will certainly try them next time. And I use angel hair pasta, broken up instead of linguini. Excellent recipe and very quick! It is a wonderful cool salad when fresh veggies are in season! Thanks for posting!
I thought that this was a refreshing summer pasta salad. I followed all ingredients as posted, using red onion, baby bella mushrooms, and Tuscan House Italian salad dressing from Kraft. I chilled about 3.5 hours before serving. The pasta seemed light and didnt have a weighted down in dressing feel to it. I do think it needed a little something, however. Maybe some type of salt-based seasoning, even seasoned salt. I topped my salad with grated parmesan cheese, which was also a nice touch. This makes lots of pasta, so I brought it to a friend's for lunch, gave plenty to her to enjoy at home with her family, and gave the leftovers to DH to take to work today. Thanks for a nice lunch.
I made this to go along with some sliders, and hubby and i thought it was pretty good. We like salt so I had to add a bit, and pepper also. I used cavatappi pasta that I broke into little pieces, and instead of onion which I do not care for raw, I used the more mild green onion and also threw in some chopped celery. I think next time I may add a bit of garlic powder. Thanks for posting.
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