Saturday, June 11, 2011
One of our favorite summer meals was pasta salad. Rick could eat a whole bowl at one time! It is simple and very, very good - especially this time of year with all the fresh tomatoes, onions and peppers! I was at Wal Mart today and saw the pasta we always used, so I bought some and made a bowl of pasta salad. It was very, very good, even with store bought tomatoes! Here it is, enjoy!
Boil and drain one box your favorite pasta in salted water, cool. While pasta is cooking and cooling, chop 2 vadilia onions, 2 to 3 large tomatoes, one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper. I like to chop them into the large bowl I am going to mix the salad in so the vegetable flavors can meld while the pasta is cooling.
After the pasta has cooled, pour it into the chopped vegetables and mix well. Stir in several tablespoons Miracle Whip salad dressing or mayonnaise (your preference) and chill.
We made this our supper many, many days in the summer and sometimes there would be enough left for lunch the next day. It is also very tasty served slightly warm after first making. It was one of Rick's favorites!