Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Easy to make!! Great salad!
I've used this basic recipe although I add a peeled, diced cucumber and we do not like Italian dressing (besides most of the premade ones have too much sugar for my DH who is diabetic) so we use my homemade version of Ranch or just plain old vinegar and oil dressing (which has always been my favorite anyway). Sometimes I substitute organic lettuce and leave out the pasta. It all depends on who's going to be eating it and if we're at a picnic or a church potluck. Most people prefer the lettuce, actually. Ah well - diversity!
I've made a similar version of this salad. I add more crunchy veggies: carrots, red and green peppers, radishes and diced cucumber. Be sure to save some of the dressing till serving. The pasta soaks up the dressing and can be dry otherwise. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
I have been making this for years. Excellent salad. The only difference with mine is that I also add feta cheese and about a pound of shrimp steamed with Old Bay seasoning.
What a tasty and colorful salad. With hot weather here, this salad will be a wonderful addition to our menu!
This needs 1/2 container of McCormicks Salad Supreme Seasoning. Boom. You’re welcome.
We make this for special occasions too only I add cheese, cut up cubes of chicken,and salami plus shrimp. Makes an awesome meal all by itself with hot rolls or bread! Haven't had this lately and now I'm hungry for it!
Made this for an Italian Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit! Will definitely make again for the family.
Always a hit! I leave out the broccoli and instead put purple onion and green peas. Will have to take another reader's suggestion and add cheese next time
For cindeehanson, Yes, Walmart has their own brand, Great Value Italian Salad Dressing. You can buy it in a large 40 ounce bottle, very reasonably priced and I always have a couple of bottles on hand which I also use them for marinade on chicken cutlets sleeping overnight in thefridge before I grill them or pan fry them. This recipe with cubed mozz cheese and provolone cheese is a winner. Just add those cheeses along with the other ingredients and let them sleep overnight in the fridge and your a hit in the kitchen. Bon Appetite