Versatile Pasta Salad Dressing Recipe - Rotini pasta salad

Author: Isabelle Matta  

With the combination of mayo and olive oil, a light and creamy dressing is created that allows the flavor from the herbs to come through to provide a burst of flavor. A homemade Italian pasta salad dressing takes this simple pasta salad loaded with veggies, cheese, pepperoni, and olives to a whole new level!

Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing
A homemade Italian pasta salad dressing takes this simple pasta salad loaded with veggies, cheese, pepperoni, and olives to a whole new level! Serve it right away or make it ahead for packed lunches, picnics, or summer barbecues.
Provided by: BONNIES
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 18
Ingredients:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta
  • 6 ounces pepperoni sausage, diced
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium red onion, very thinly sliced and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) can pitted black olives, drained
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 442.8 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 25.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.9 mg
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5 g
  • Sodium: 835.7 mg
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
How to cook:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini and cook until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
  2. Transfer drained, cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add pepperoni, provolone cheese, red onion, cucumber, bell peppers, olives, parsley, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Mix olive oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, ground mustard, salt, and pepper for dressing in a jar with a lid. Seal the jar, and shake until well combined.
  4. Pour dressing over the pasta salad; toss until well coated. Serve immediately, or cover and chill in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours before serving.
Notes: Easy Italian Pasta Salad With Balsamic Dressing, Slice the onion thinly and submerge in a bowl of water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar.Drain and squeeze the water out after 10 minutes.

Versatile Pasta Salad Dressing Recipe

Versatile Pasta Salad Dressing Recipe
This easy pasta salad dressing is adaptable and versatile. Mix it with your favorite pasta and toppings for a delicious side dish.
Provided by: Julie Blanner
Total time: 3 minutes
Prep time: 3 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 4
Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (or vinegar)
  • 2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic (minced)
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 87 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 57 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Combine ingredients in a jar.
  2. Shake until it reaches full emulsion.
Notes: Summer Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, 1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard depending on how tangy you want the dressing · 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar · 1/2 cup good quality olive oil extra

3 Easy Pasta Salad Dressings

3 Easy Pasta Salad Dressings
recipes for creamy, balsamic and Italian dressings
Provided by: Emma Chapman
Yields: 0 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 16
Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt + pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (dijon)
  • salt + pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
How to cook:
  1. For each of the dressings, simply combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Notes: How to Make Pasta Salad, Dressing · 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil · 1/8 cup red wine vinegar · 1 tbsp Dijon mustard · 1 tbsp honey · 1/2 tsp garlic powder · salt and pepper to

Pasta Salad Dressing

Pasta Salad Dressing
A flavorful dressing for a pasta salad. With the combination of mayo and olive oil, a light and creamy dressing is created that allows the flavor from the herbs to come through to provide a burst of flavor.
Provided by: Tina Kennard
Total time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Number of ingredients: 11
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 224.4 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Fat: 24.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 247.3 mg
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
How to cook:
  1. Beat mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and basil together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth.
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad, Italian Dressing · ▢ 2 cloves garlic minced · ▢ 2 tablespoon parsley fresh, chopped · ▢ 2 tablespoon oregano fresh, chopped (or 1 tbsp dried oregano) · ▢ 2
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