Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pasta Salad

This is a recipe I like to make often.  I make it for many events - teacher luncheons, block parties, holidays, and just because...

It is very easy to make.  Here is what you'll need:

Any brands will do.  First I cook 1 pound of thin spaghetti (vermicelli will work too):

While that's on the stove, I chop 1 cup green peppers:

2 cups celery:

And 3/4 cup onion:

I set those ingredients aside.  Then, I drain the pasta and rinse with cold water:

Toss that in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon accent
                                           1 tablespoon season salt
                                           3 tablespoon lemon juice
                                           4 tablespoon vegetable oil

And mix:

Next add the chopped green peppers, celery, and onion:

Finally, add 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise and mix:

By the way, I use my hands to mix it all together - it's the only way.  You just gotta dive in...

There are a couple of other ingredients that I sometimes add - diced pimento (1 can) or sliced black olives (1 small can).  It's delicious either way.  It's also one of those dishes that is actually better the next day - which is why it's so great to make for parties.  You can make it the day before!  And doesn't it look pretty in that cute green bowl?  I picked that up at Home Goods for $1 on clearance!

So here's the recipe:

1 pound of thin spaghetti (or vermicelli).  Cook, drain, and rinse.


1 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp accent
1 tbsp season salt
3 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 oz can diced pimento (optional)
1 small can sliced black olives (optional)

Mix and refrigerate.

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