Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe
- 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
- 2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
- 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 small tomatoes, diced
- 1. In a large kettle, cook pasta according to package directions. Place frozen vegetables in strainer. Pour cooked pasta and water over vegetables to thaw; rinse and drain well. In a small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine salad dressings, dill and garlic salt until smooth. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and dressing; stir gently to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
1 cup: 346 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Summertime Pasta Salad
"Love this recipe; so easy and quick. I steamed fresh broccoli, added chopped tomatoes, some bacon bits. Have also made with imitation crabmeat. Always a hit."
"Took this to salad day at work. Was a great, co workers requested recipe. Made by the recipe. Love the favors."
"Love the flavors. I just used onion, olives and tomatoes for the veggies and added bacon bits. Yum."
"Yummy and so easy! Made it for a picnic and it was it the first dish to go!"
"I just made this for the 1st time... I added chopped onion and fresh chopped garlic and black olives... Delish !! Its a keeper !"
"This was very good I had out of town guest who loved it too. We added tomatoes and carrots to the mix. My aunt even asked me for the recipe."
"I wasn't a fan of this dish. There was something about the dressing (ranch and italian dressing) that just didn't seem right to me. It was a little better to eat once the pasta was chilled in the fridge for a while but I won't be making this again."
"Easy to make and had a good flavor. Only thing I added was a bit of chopped onion. Would definitely make again as I am always looking for quick, tasty recipes."
"Great recipe! Simple and full of flavor. Only thing is I despise frozen veggies so I used cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and cubed colby cheese and it turned out wonderful."
"Made this today and everyone loved it. I used frozen green peas, and then added diced onions, and 2 small tomatoes.I had a 4 year old grandson that scarfed it down. Ate 3 servings..Lots of great comments . A keeper of a recipe."
"I've made it twice already - very good."
"I took this to a backyard party and it was a big hit! It's so easy to make and delicious!"
"This was a very good salad! I didn't use as much dill weed and no tomatoes and was still good!"
"Oh, yeah! This is delicious! I only had frozen peas on hand, so this was my only substitution."
"green or red peppers, corn, peas,left over chicken........."