Pasta Salad

Traditional pasta salad never gets old. With all the creativity in the world and the delicious salads we all come up with, traditional pasta salad still covers most tables all throughout summer.

We ate this while up visiting my parents a couple weeks ago. My mom is the chef I’ve learned to mimic throughout the years. Her great food, amazing desserts and her love for cooking has been exactly what I’ve tried to emulate throughout my years of successful cooking. Love and food will consume a recipe leaving you with nothing left but greatness.

Here is a great staple pasta salad recipe with the secret sauce of—Cesar Dressing. It really is the secret to cut back on the tang from Italian dressing but not take away from the flavor. Try it out, mmm so delicious!


  • 1 lb Spiral Pasta
  • 1 can Olives, sliced
  • Handful Kalamata Olives
  • 1 large Carrot, chopped
  • 1 large Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 medium Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Caesar Salad Dressing

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and let cool.

Meanwhile, while the pasta is cooking, begin to dice and chop all vegetables.


Sprinkle vegetables on top of cold pasta and add dressings.


Mix well while trying not to eat all of the olives. :)


Of course pasta salad is so divine, you could always eat it by itself, but tonight’s menu was Sausage Sandwich with rice.


I must confess, Cesar salad dressing gives the perfect flavor to this salad with a bit of tang from the Italian Dressing. Yummy!!!

IMG_5533Don’t go fancy tonight, make this staple pasta salad before summer ends!

  1. This looks delicious. Im going to try it for my bbq this weekend. Thanks for sharing

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