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Dad's Best-Dressed Pasta Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bunny Dehaan
Added: Friday, March 2, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
12oz. wagon wheel, bowtie, or other specialty-shaped pasta
6 small green onions
1 - 15-1/2oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 large stalks celery, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 T. cider vinegar
1 T. snipped parsley
1 T. snipped green onions with tops
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by placing the mayonnaise and butermilk in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until smooth. Add remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and shake until well combined.

Drain the cooked pasta in a large colander and rinse under cold water until cool; set aside. Using kitchen scissors, snip off the root ends from the green onions and about 2" of the green tops; leave some of the green tops attached. Snip trimmed onions crosswise into thin slices. In a large bowl, gently toss together the cooked pasta, kidney beans, celery, red pepper, and green onions. Pour on dressing and toss until pasta is well coated.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Optional: add sunflower seeds

 

 

 

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