"This salad is always a big hit at buffets and especially picnics. The small amount of mayonnaise allows it to keep much better than the traditional pasta salad." — Jennifer Sauer
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distilled white vinegar
shredded Cheddar cheese
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Reading the previous reviews helped me make this recipe work! The sugar definately needs to be cut in half and adding more veggies and red onion worked great. Another dish to add to my collection where people are always asking for the recipe!
This is the worst pasta salad I've ever tasted. It was only sweet. No other taste whatsoever. I love pasta salad but I won't be making this one again. Terrible!
I normally agree wholeheartedly with the reviews / ratings -- but this recipe was VERY bland & no one liked it - I double checked that I prepared it correctly -- not a keeper!
I'm sorry but this recipe just didn't do it for me. I made it based on previous reviews, but I'm afraid I won't be making this again. Sorry, Jennifer :(
I would add much less sugar next time...way too sweet. I also added chopped red onion, diced tomatoes and a small can of sliced black olives. This made it much more colorful and better tasting. A fun one to play with.
My family and I normally LOVE pasta salads,but this one was not the best one that I have ever had. It was way too sugary.
We had this at our end of the summer picnic and everyone loved it. We couldn't stop picking at the veggies. I used tomotoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, yellow bell peppers and broccoli. It was a nice colorful dish for a buffet.
The basic ingredients are fine, but the proportions need adjustment. I used mini bow-tie pasta, and would cut the pasta back to 1/2 to 3/4 pound. I used a whole cucumber, seeded and chopped; 2 cups of chopped broccoli; a whole red pepper, seeded and chopped. I combined the rest of the ingredients to make a dressing, then added it to the pasta and vegetables. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 3 tablespoons of Miracle Whip. After adjustments, I really did enjoy the flavor, with the mustard being a nice change of pace from the usual creamy pasta salad. The recipe as written makes a huge amount, so I probably won't make a full recipe again unless it's for a church supper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Picnic Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 158
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