Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Easiest Pasta Salad EVER.

When I say this is the easiest pasta salad ever. 

I mean it.

This is my go-to salad whenever we have a bbq. 
My mom has been making this salad since I can remember and now I make it for my family. 

Only 5 ingredients folks! 

Chop up your olives and quarter your pepperonis.

Add parmesan and dressing right before you serve. 

1 package of garden rotini
1 cup of chopped black olives
1 cup of pepperoni (quartered
Parmesan cheese to taste
Zesty Italian salad dressing (to taste)

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Add in pepperoni and olives.  Before serving add dressing and cheese. Refrigerate. 

The great thing about this salad is that you can really make it your own.  Sometimes I add tomatoes, red bell pepper, or any vegetables I have on hand.  

The other great thing, is that is so refreshing for summer!


Ycats said...

This sounds soooooo good! I'm gonna try to make this and split in. in mine I will put the olives and my husbands put tomatoes! will defiantly share this with my Mom too! I'm sure she will start taking this to potlucks and family get togethers!

Jess said...

I do a salad similar to this, but I add in cut up artichoke hearts, pickles, tomatoes, olives and monterey jack cheese with the noodles and dressing. Sooo yummy! I'll have to try the pepperoni sometime :)

Mychel said...

Wow thx! I have to bring a salad to bbq and this is perfect! :)

Heather Lavallee said...

My mom has also being making a salad like this for years. I too make it now only I use a balsamic dressing instead and I used cubed cheddar. I occasionally skip the meat (the family likes to cut fat!) All in all I love this salad and it can be done so many ways. I just made one up tonight for our family bbq.