Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Super Yummy Pasta Salad

No, I am not exaggerating, this is SUPER YUMMY! Even better than that, it's SUPER EASY! This is a great lunch item that I can eat off of for days or sometimes I make it for a simple dinner. I add a loaf of french bread and even my hubby is happy and satisfied.

1 box of spiral noodles
1 pckg of cherry tomatoes
1 can of sliced olives
1-2 cans of quartered artichoke hearts
1 small bag of pine nuts
shredded Parmesan cheese to taste
1 16oz bottle of Italian salad dressing (and if you were married to my hubby you would always have extra dressing on hand)

After I have cooked the pasta I mix everything except the salad dressing in a big bowl and transfer it into a ziploc bag. Then I add the dressing, lay it flat in the fridge and flip it every hour or so. It's extra yummy if it can sit for a few hours and soak up the dressing. Enjoy!


christi said...

this looks delicious! i make a similar one that is more of a southwest feel but this really looks like a perfect pasta salad! visiting from wfmw.

Cait said...

just came across your blog! It's great! that dish looks amazing! love pasta and salad combo!

Jeannie said...

That pasta looks so good! It seems easy to make too. Thanks for sharing I am printing this one out.

'Becca said...

I like your technique for getting the dressing absorbed! It sounds very effective.

Here are two other pasta salad recipes you might like: one with ranch dressing and fried onions and a more nutritious and gourmet AND thoroughly luscious version.