"This is a great pasta salad, light and refreshing and a great family favorite! Has Catalina and Italian dressing, veggies and vinegar that gives it that zing! This is best when prepared the day before to get the full flavor!" — TINA B
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1 (16 ounce) package
distilled white vinegar
1 (16 ounce) bottle
Catalina salad dressing
Italian-style salad dressing
2 (2 ounce) cans
sliced black olives
chopped baby carrots
green bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
This is a wonderful summertime side dish with all of its fresh veggies. The dressing is sweet and tangy -- a nice change from the mayo based versions. My only gripe is that the prep time is a lot longer than stated. I knew it would be as I wanted to take the extra time too to cut things up nice and small so it would be visually appealing. The pasta also holds up great with this dressing. Definitely make the night before so all of the flavors have a chance to really soak in.
Made this recipe to the letter and found it to be just average. Taste was ok, not the really great recipe I was hoping for. Won't bother to make it again.
My husband and I enjoyed this pasta dish. It has great flavor like no other pasta salad we have had. I used Paul Newman's Italian dressing with it and it was great. I hope others will enjoy this dish also.
This recipe caught my eye so I made it and took it to a cookout. It was a BIG hit!! Nice "zing" in every bite!!
My husband and I found it very delicious. It was my first time making a pasta salad. We prefer a little less Catalina dressing and more Italian.
This salad has a great tangy flavor - I will make it again! Unless you are serving this to a large crowd, you might want to cut the recipe in half. I had a ton left over.
It was very good and something different than the usual summer salads. It tastes like a spaghetti salad...the only thing I did different was add some mozarella cheese.
EXCELLENT!! I have been waiting to find a pasta salad recipe and this one is fantastic! I modified it (just threw a few things in instead of all the veges)and LOVED it! Thanks for the awesome recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Summer Pasta Salad I
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 220
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