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Grandma’s Pasta Salad June 1, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — thehobbyholic @ 8:26 am

My Grandma Ruby use to make pasta salad. We loved it so much, she started doubling the recipe so there was plenty of leftovers. Every once in a while I make it even though hubby isn’t a huge fan of it. Probably because there is no meat.

I made a batch this weekend…

Boil 1 lb of Rotini pasta. Tri colored is best. It just looks more fun.

We all know what pasta boiling looks like, here is the end result.

While the pasta is hot, add 1/2 bottle of Wishbone Italian dressing and refrigerate over night.

Next day, dice 1 medium red onion. Rinse and drain one can of kidney beans and some sliced olives.

Start adding the ingredients to your pasta.

Add some cubed mozzarella cheese.

Bread and Butter Pickles. Trust me. It’s tasty!

Like a lot of my grandmother’s recipes, there is no measuring. And the ingredients in the pasta salad change, depending on what is on hand and what you can remember is in it, when you are making it! Enjoy.

Grandma Ruby’s Pasta Salad

1 lb Tri-Color Rotini Pasta

1 16 oz bottle Wishbone Italian Salad Dressing

1 16 oz jar Bread and Butter Pickles, drained and chopped

1 can Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained

1 can Corn, drained

2 cans (2.5oz) sliced Black Olives, drained

1 medium Red Onion, diced

1 Bell Pepper, diced

1 cup cubed Mozzarella Cheese

Boil Pasta. Drain and add 1/2 bottle of dressing while pasta is hot. Toss and refrigerate over night. Add all ingredients and the rest of the salad dressing. Toss and enjoy.

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One Response to “Grandma’s Pasta Salad”

  1. Tes Says:

    Ummm Yum! It looks so delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


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