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Simple Pasta Salad Dressing


"A simple-to-make pasta salad dressing, based on the ingredient list found on a box of pasta salad mix. My recipe is almost identical to the Italian-style pasta salad that comes from a box, but it tastes better."
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10 m servings 231 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 pint)

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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Toss dressing with 12 ounces cooked and cooled rotini pasta and 1 cup of cooked and cooled vegetables. A mixture of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot works wonderfully.
  • You can also add some fresh chopped tomato and fresh basil or parsley.
  • If you do not add vegetables, this makes enough dressing for 1 pound of pasta.
  • Meat and cheese can be added the pasta salad to make it into an entire meal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 19 g fat; 16.9 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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3.1.17 I was a bit concerned about the amount of corn syrup making this too sweet, so I did reduce that amount by 1/3. Blended the dressing, tasted, and then added more red pepper flakes (pers...