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I brought this to our ladies bunko night and it was a big hit! I used 3/4 cup of dressing. I did not rinse the pasta and, of course, it got sticky. I mixed 1/4 cup of the dressing into the pasta and mixed it in to loosen it up - worked great and the pasta absorbed the dressing. It sat while I prepped all the veggies. A repeater!
This was a very good salad packed with all kinds of wonderful flavors and colors. I especially liked the instructions for the dressing; it was just the right touch. I made a few minor tweaks to the ingredients, using roasted red pepper instead of sun-dried tomato, and using green bell pepper instead of yellow or orange. I also left out the onions. This was very good, leftovers were great the next day for lunch, too.
This salad was outstanding! All the ingredients blended together for a wonderful flavor. I added fresh mozzarella and used black olives instead of kalamata. And I couldn't find any tomatoes not packed in oil. So I rinsed them first before adding them to the salad. I also used 3/4 of the dressing then chilled the salad and added the rest of the dressing the next day before serving. My shower guests loved it. I will definitely make this recipe again!
Yum, this is a great salad. I took it to work and didn't get any, thank goodness I made a double recipe and kept some at home!
This salad wa soooooo good! I made it once and my family begged for me to make more. Thanks for sharing!!!
Nice pasta salad :) I couldn't find Italian dressing mix so I used just Italian herbs instead and I made the sauce with the herbs, salt and pepper, olive oil, vinegar and water. For my husband I added a cooked chicken breast which I cubed and mixed with the sauce. There's quite a lot going on in this salad but all the flavours mix really nicely.
Very tasty salad! I cheated and used bottled Italian dressing. I also omitted the kalamata olives as I didn't have any. There were so many good things in the salad already and the flavors all blended nicely. Thanks for sharing.