Primo Pasta Salad Recipe
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Primo Pasta Salad Recipe

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Teresa McGhee of Luttrell, Tennessee shares this delightful pasta salad tossed with a blend of Italian and ranch dressings. "I was making a simple pasta salad and decided to try something a little different," Teresa notes. "It tasted so good that I've been making it this way for a couple of years now."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/4 cup each finely chopped onion, celery, green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ripe olives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 271 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the pasta, onion, celery, peppers, egg, olives, garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper. Add dressings and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Primo Pasta Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p57

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