Zesty Pasta Salad

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
It’s Labor Day weekend and you know what that means…Cookouts!!

Whenever I get invited to a gathering, I like to have something to bring. There’s just something about coming over to a party empty handed that makes me feel guilty. Should I bring wine? Should I bring a dish? Should I bring dessert?

My go-to item to bring to any cookout or social gathering is my Zesty Pasta Salad.

Zesty Pasta Salad

Before becoming a vegetarian, I used to make this dish all the time including several meats. I would add pepperoni slices, shrimp, and diced ham. It was always a hit. Initially, I didn’t know how to spice up my pasta salad without meat. It took some experimenting, but I finally figured it out.

What I love the most about this pasta salad is that it’s so darn easy to make. The most work you’ll put into making this dish is dicing up your vegetables.

The Mrs. Dash seasoning gives this pasta salad that extra kick and flavor that meat used to give this dish. It has several spices included and is packed with lots of flavor.

I’ve seen several recipes use a variety of different salad dressings, but the Zesty Italian is by far my favorite. I love that garlic, lemon, and vinegar flavors. Give a try. This will surely be a hit at any cookout or social gathering for your Labor Day.

Zesty Pasta Salad

This Pasta Salad is the great dish to bring to your Labor Day celebration.
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 Mins | Total Time: 30 Min
Course: Side Dish | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Side Dish, Pasta, Salad, Pasta Salad, Zesty, Labor Day
Serving Size: 5 servings

12 oz Garden Rotini Noodles
16 fl oz Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
5 oz grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cucumbers
1/2 red onion
2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning

1. In a pot of water of lightly salted water, bring noodles to a boil or until they are tender. Drain your noodles once completely cooked
2. Dice your cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions into small chunks
3. In a large bowl combine your noodles and vegetables together.
4. Add the Zesty Italian Salad Dressing until your desired taste or evenly coated
4. Sprinkle on top the Mrs. Dash Original Blend seasoning mix
5. Set salad in fridge to cool
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