Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer pasta salad

I found this recipe at a blog called Finding Joy in My Kitchen. I've been getting a lot of recipes there! I saw her recipe for Tomato Cucumber Pasta. I modified it when I made it because I have a hard time not tweaking recipes! My version is below. It was a hit at an event we attended this weekend. Enjoy!


Summer Pasta Salad
Adapted from Finding Joy in My Kitchen, who got the recipe from The Truax Family


1 1/2 lb. pasta of your choice (I used bowtie & radiatore)
2 cucumbers, chopped (skins on)
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped (or 1 pt. plum or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered)
1 can/jar artichoke hearts, sliced (mine were marinated in oil, etc.)
25 pepperoni slices, quartered
1 small onion or 1/2 large onion, finely diced
1 heaping Tbsp dried parsley or 2 handfulls fresh parsley (chopped)
Shredded parmesan cheese, to taste

1 c. white vinegar
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. oil
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and run cold water over it until it's cool.
2. Mix together salad ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk dressing ingredients and immediately add to salad. Toss well.
4. Chill before serving.


Call Me Cate said...

Mmm, looks delicious! I'm not a big fan of cucumbers but I could probably sub something for them because the rest of the recipe sounds great.

Sandra said...

Boy, does that sound good. I may have to take that to the reunion we have in a couple weeks.

forever folding laundry said...

Mmmm...looks delish!!
I love pasta salad & will definitely give it a try.