Friday, June 24, 2011

Oh So Easy Pasta Salad!

Summer-Time means that we enjoy 
lots of quick and yummy salads!

Pasta Salad 
is so quick and easy to throw together and uses ingredients we usually always have on hand.

I love making pasta salad in the summer  
as it is pretty much a complete meal in one and I love it when we go on an outing and we can take a smaller cooler as we don’t have to pack so much food.  
Pasta salad, some fruit and a muffin make a great lightweight lunch!

This is pretty much an "anything goes" salad  
and you can throw in whatever things in you have on hand. 
I have also added in chopped broccoli, or a cooked chicken breast and sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese. 
Quick and Easy Pasta Salad 

2 cups dry pasta spirals cooked until tender (drain well)
(then add in)
3 hard boiled eggs peeled and  finely chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup sliced grapes
2 slices of bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled
2 large slices of onion finely chopped
1-2 stalks of celery finely chopped
cheese chunks (however much you like)

(sauce...mix the following together until smooth)
1/4 cup Mayonaise
1/4 cup Salad Dressing
1 large squirt of mustard
1 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
Pour sauce over the ingredients and mix well.  
Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.  
Top with chopped tomatoes when serving.  Can also add in a cooked chicken breast or chopped broccoli, or Parmesan Cheese.

1 comment:

Garden of Egan said...

OK, I know what is for dinner tomorrow after my 12 hour shift in the ER.

This salad looks absolutely divine!