Mary Poulin's Pasta Salad
A very different twist on tradional pasta/macaroni salad. Loaded with ingredients, this could be a meal in itself.
Radiatore (pasta ruffles) or Campanelle (ruffled bells), cooked, drained and cooled
do not thaw
toasted, coarsely chopped
strings removed, sliced
sweet red bell peppers
Halves, bone-in, skin on, baked with Shake N Bake, cooled until able to handle, removed from bones, cut into 1" pieces
Deli hunk, cubed into 1" pieces
pitted, cut in half
fresh is best
salad dressing, italian
I use Ken's
Mrs. Dash original or Lawry's seasoning salt
or to taste
or to taste, freshly ground
Carefully mix all together in large bowl or roasting pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow ingredients to marry. Serve cold.
Wonderful accompaniment to barbequed ribs, grilled burgers, dogs or as a light lunch.