Recipe by Red Gold®, Inc.
"This zesty pasta salad is bursting with flavor and is liberally dotted with lots of crunchy vegetables. Great recipe to take on a picnic and not worry about the warm weather affecting the safety of the salad."
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1 (12 ounce) package
tri-color spiral pasta
thinly sliced carrots
chopped green bell pepper
chopped red bell pepper
peeled and sliced thin cucumber
2 (14.5 ounce) cans
RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES with BASIL, GARLIC & OREGANO or REDPACK® DICED TOMATOES with BASIL, GARLIC & OREGANO, drained
1 (8 ounce) bottle
Very versatile recipe. If you don't have something, then leave it out. If you have something the recipe doesn't call for, then add it. I recommend chopping the carrots really small, I think it's weird when you get a big crunchy carrot next to a soft noodle, but when the carrots are small the texture is just right.
The flavor was bland but the dish is beautiful...very colorful!
I made this salad a couple of weeks ago to "test" it for our daughter's graduation party. I'm making it tomorrow for her party - absolutely wonderful. I added some pepperoni chunks, garlic and sliced black olives. This recipe did well to sit for about 8 hours before eating - would suggest eating it within 24 hours as all the ingredients tasted the same the next day. Really good salad - can't wait to have it again tomorrow!
This salad is really great. I followed it to a "T" except I misread the "Red Gold Basil, etc." and put in Rotel tomatoes with Green Chilis. It turned out fabulous. Everyone actually liked the bite the green chilis gave it. Who knew? I will try it the "right way" and see the difference.
Perfect... My family and I loved it.
This was very good. I made a couple of changes: I didn't have celery or green bell pepper, so I left those out. I thought the dressing was overkill so I used about 4 oz. instead and I didn't have the Red Gold tomatoes with all the seasonings so I substituted 3 fresh basil leaves and about a tbsp. fresh parsley. The recipe is very forgiving, so make it any way you want! One last thing, if I put in the carrots in at all next time, I'll be sure to shred them. Sorry if I sound like I'm complaining. I'm just saying what I did differently!
great salad. Didn't have the canned tomatoes so added fresh along with extra (a lot extra) of the dried spices and fresh garlic that are added into the canned tomatoes. My husband suggested maybe adding some mango to it. I plan on trying that the next time I make this salad.
Good pasta salad. Standard. But nothing super-fancy. It lacked 'kick' so, I added pepperocino peppers. Tasted delish!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garden Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 92
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