Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Traditional Pasta Salad

It's a common scenario:  I accidentally made extra pasta so I have to do something with it.  I decided to make pasta salad so I rummaged the fridge and came up with this beauty!

When the hubby goes to eat it--"Hmmm, this is actually pretty good" says the hubby.  Geez, can you at least pretend that most of what I make is good? was my response.  He said, "I've never really liked pasta salad, but this is delicious.  And yes, your food is mostly delicious, although sometimes you go a little crazy." 

Traditional Pasta Salad
 {Traditional Pasta Salad}

I also brought this to a family dinner, and everyone loved it too.  In fact, I am pretty sure the hubby stood guard over it to claim what was left to take home.  There wasn't much, but it made him happy.  LOL

Traditional Pasta Salad
 {So colorful!}

One year ago:  Cilantro Lime Chicken

Traditional Pasta Salad

Serves 12

Prep time:  10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Assembly time: 10 minutes

2 cup dried pasta
1/2 cup green onion, sliced
4 tomatoes, diced
8 oz ham (4 hard-boiled eggs, diced if you want to make this vegetarian)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  When done, throw it ice the pasta to cool it quickly.
  2. Mix cooled pasta, onion, tomatoes, and ham/egg until combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients until combined.
  4. Add the mayo mixture to the pasta mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. For best flavors, allow to sit overnight in the fridge, but it can be served immediately.
How do you make your pasta salad?  Do you have more than one recipe?  I'm looking into different combinations, but I love this version as a more traditional pasta salad (hence the name LOL)

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