Perfect Pasta Salad!

Friday, December 20, 2013

This pasta salad is Amazing, after making pasta salad many times I finally feel that this recipe is perfect! The flavor is incredible and its packed with colorful veggies. The addition of tortelloni is what really makes it so delicious. I like to make a big batch on a Friday and serve it as a side with different main dishes over the weekend.  It saves me some time in the kitchen, so I am able to do other things, such as spend more time with the kids! I make ahead dishes for that reason especially. Typically I pair this with burgers/pork roll, pork barbecue, grilled chicken or italian sausage sandwiches.  You may want to cut this recipe in half because it does make a large amount!  I love to have the leftovers though and it's great to have on hand for a quick lunch.  Here's the recipe

 5 cups of chopped vegetables
I mostly use cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, sweet onion, and cherry tomatoes
8 oz of chopped up fresh mozzarella cheese(I love Bel Gioso!)
2 Packets of Wishbone Zesty Italian dressing mix
One box contains two packages
Olive Oil
White vinegar
About a 1/4 cup of good parmesan cheese
1 12 oz package of  bow tie pasta
1 8 oz package of Barilla ricotta and spinach tortelloni

For the dressing
Empty both packets of dressing mix into a bowl.
Add in 2/3 cup of water, 2/3 cup of vinegar and 2/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
Whisk together to combine

Place your both of your pastas, mozzarella cheese and all the vegetables in a large bowl.

Pour your dressing over top and mix well.

Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over top of the pasta salad(Make a thin coating)
Mix thoroughly.

Serve chilled. Enjoy!  You will love this recipe I promise!

I make this very often.


  1. I love pasta salads! I could never say no to them and this looks delicious!!

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