Shell Pasta Salad (TNT)

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Shell Pasta Salad (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:42 pm

This is a great salad for those hot summer nights when you don't really want to have the oven going! It is also meatless and a nice change from some of those heavy dinner meals! It is really quick and easy too! What more could you ask for!
I will be making this again. It would be great to take to a covered dish at church too.

Shell Pasta Salad
1 cup uncooked small pasta shells
3/4 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 small carrot, thinly sliced
1/3 cup cubed American cheese
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1 hard-cooked egg, peeled and chopped
~~~ Dressing~~~
1/2 cup mayonnaise OR Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
1/4 cup prepared Ranch salad dressing
3 TB milk
2 TB red wine vinegar
1 TB dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, carrot, cheese, cucumber, celery,
sunflower kernels and egg.
In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe Source: A_L_I_ACookingCorner yahoo group, submitted by joanie.

Peg's note...if you are serving this for your main meal, it probably won't serve 6!


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