pasta salad

Peppers and Olives Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb macaroni, cooked to package instructions 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon 1/4-1/3 cup coarsely chopped manzanilla olives with pimento (I used these which are prechopped) splash of olive juice 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon […]

Dilled Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Gorgonzola

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (dry) orzo 1 zucchini, cubed 1 Spanish black radish, cubed 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces olive oil a sprinkle of jalapeno garlic seasoning (I use this but you can sub in ground jalapenos and granulated garlic) freshly ground black pepper […]

Pea Shoot Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning 1 tablespoon ground mustard (ground, like Colman’s) 1 medium red onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1/2 lb pea shoots, blanched and chopped 16 oz warm, slightly over-cooked macaroni* Directions: […]

Garlic Chive & Dill Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1  lb freshly steamed, peeled large shrimp, cut in half 2/3 cup chopped garlic chives 1/4 cup diced green onion 8 oz cooked, small pasta (I used regular old macaroni) for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise 2-3 teaspoons minced dill 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar salt pepper Directions: Place […]

Ham & Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed ham 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 12 oz small pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup fresh or frozen peas* 1/2 red onion, diced 1 baby cucumber, diced 1 (loose) cup baby arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4-1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 cup mayonnaise […]

Vaguely Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp, halved 1 carrot, diced 1/4 cup halved Kalamata olives 1 seedless cucumber, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup crumbled feta 10 oz cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar salt […]

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Hawaiian-style Mac Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb dry macaroni (jumbo macaroni if possible) 2 medium carrots, shredded (I used rainbow carrots) 1/4 Maui onion, grated 1-1 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup milk Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni […]

Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8-10 oz cooked pasta 14 oz canned artichoke hearts in brine, drained and chopped 15 oz canned solid albacore tuna in water, drained 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons Dijon […]