Thursday, May 7, 2009

Throw It All In Pasta Salad

This is a great versatile pasta salad. You can add/substitute any veggies/cheeses that you like or have on hand. Some great add in or substitutions are par-boiled asparagus pieces, peas, and sliced olives.

Throw It All In Pasta Salad

12oz - 1 lb pasta of choice (I used a 12 oz package of "Trio Italiano")
1 large cucumber, peeled and cubed
1/2 lb cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
1 cup diced cheddar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning

Boil pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside to dry slightly.

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, dill, lemon pepper, and steak seasoning. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, shredded Parmesan, and diced cheddar. Add the dressing to mixture and toss till combined well. Refrigerate till ready to serve. If the salad need a little moistening add more mayonnaise before serving.

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