July 26, 2012

Easy Pasta Salad

This is a very easy pasta salad. Very versatile, add or leave out ingredients to suit your taste. It is also a good one to make for a big crowd. 

Ingredients: 2 12oz boxes pasta. I used Tri-Color Rotini and Penne
                  1 bottle Ranch Dressing
                  1 bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
                  (Most of the time I go buy dressing from my favorite restaurant)
                   As many or few of your favorite veggies. Anything goes.

Boil, drain and rinse your pasta's. Follow directions on the box. I cooked my separately because the penne pasta takes longer to cook.

Next pour on both the Ranch and Zesty Italian Dressings, and a little salt and pepper. Stir.
Add whichever veggies you have chosen. My favorites are bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
Gently stir until the dressings are evenly covering all the pasta and veggies. I  topped mine off with some cherry tomatoes. I then transferred my salad to another bowl that has a lid. This salad is going to a BBQ tonight.
Since the salad will be out in the heat, I filled up another bowl with ice to put it in so that it stays cool.
There you have it. Fast, easy and yummy!


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  3. This look delicious! I can't wait to try it. P.S. I am officially your newest follower! Yay for being blog friends!! :)

  4. The salad looks great and the idea of how to keep it cold is brilliant.

  5. My husband would like this! Thanks for linking up at Pin It Thursday!

  6. Fantastic colours in this salad. I have linked in to Claire Justine a post about the artist Klimt. Cheers

  7. That looks amazing. I love all the vegetables you put it in for a healthy salad. I will be giving it a whirl. Happy Friendship Friday.

  8. This looks delicious. I love the mixed noodles! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  9. I LOVE pasta salad! Thank you for sharing. Come check out my new "Perpetual Parades" linkies. This Salad would be great as a first link up and I also have a Parade of Cakes category ;)

  10. The salad looks great. I love that you used ranch instead of mayonnaise. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I can't wait for what you'll be posting this week, hope to see you back!

  11. I love easy! Looks yummy. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope you come and visit tomorrow.


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