Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pasta Salad Supreme

A great summer salad!

I added our favorite veggies and cold cuts to this one.

Wow, I don't even remember how long I've had this great recipe for pasta salad, but I know it's been over thirty years.  It was given to me by a friend, when we lived in Michigan, and I've made it ever since, to the delight of my family!

The basics for this pasta are simple...your favorite pasta, Italian dressing, McCormick's Salad Supreme...and then any veggies, meats or cheese you love!   Really, that's it! 

I just finished making one and sent my hubby to the store for all his favorites.  He returned with salami, ham, fresh mozzarella, peppers, onions, artichoke hearts, cucumbers...uh, you get the picture!  Ha!  But, seriously, it's all up to you.  Make it meat-free if you like, it's going to taste great whatever you do.   Make it your own and "play with your food!"

Ingredients: (The Basics)

1 (12 oz.) box Rotini or your favorite salad pasta
8 oz. Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
1/3 jar McCormick's Salad Supreme Seasoning
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 medium purple or red onion, chopped
1 medium firm red tomato, cubed
3/4 cup green onions, chopped (optional)

Boil pasta in large pot until al dente; drain.  Do not rinse, let cool for a few minutes.

Add Italian dressing and 1/3 jar of Salad Supreme seasoning.  (This mixture can marinate a few hours or overnight before continuing.)

Mix in chopped vegetables (and any other goodies you like) and chill.

You might like to add a couple of tablespoons of grated Romano or Parmesan for extra flavor.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord.  -Psalm 1:1

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