Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dark Cloud

Pasta Salad

4 posts in this topic

Summertime is salad time. If your tired of the same "mayo" based ones try this next time your going to a bbq or picnic, or make it for home as it lasts a few days in the fridge...

One pound of pasta - I usually use tri-color rotini or shells

One bottle of salad dressing of your choice I have two I prefer Wishbone makes a 5 cheese Italian or a Romano Basil vinagrette

One large red or yellow bell pepper

5-6 stalks celery

a crown or two of broccoli

one can, small or med black olives drained

one can chick peas, aka garbonzo beans drained

one cuccumber

A pint of grape tomatoes left whole

about a half pound of either pepperoni or hot hard salami chunked(omit this if your worried about outside temps)

The best part of this is you can add or subtract just about any veggie, and I like to leave everything big enough so folks can avoid anything they dont like easily. (I dont like to add onions as they can taint the whole salad)

Cook pasta, rinse, drain, and cool

Toss in a big bowl or soup pot with all your prepaired veggies

Add the dressing and toss - im 99% sure your gonna need the whole bottle

I also add salt and pepper to taste and about a third cup or so of grated parmesian cheese and some garlic powder...

Cant go wrong, enjoy! Also a good one to make with your kids - teach em some knife saftey and let them cut the celery and peppers...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just printed out a copy but I think I might make a change or two. Add some coliflour(sp),change the cheese to freshly grated Romano,or maybe Asiago if I'm feeling adventursome, and add a bit of Balsamic vinegar to the mix. I hope this doesn't hurt your creation...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wont hurt it one bit. Sometimes I add crumbly blue cheese or gorgonzola. And for a little more bite I'll add some redwine vinegar...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My preference is Kraft Roasted Red Pepper and Parmesan dressing, I also add lots of Vidalia onion chopped up, and chunks of sharp cheddar cheese. I always call mine a "Trifle" salad as I use a trifle of whatever I have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I would say your results speak for themselves, we often do things that don't make sense or trade short term gain for long term trouble. Nature does things for a reason that we often don't understand, why try to fix what isn't broken?
    • Two charter boats. (11 people) Fishing was very slow last Sunday afternoon (8), but we did really well on Monday morning (43). Due to bad luck drawing cards, neither Mrs Duff or I touched a rod on Sunday. She went 5 for 5 on Monday. That's fishing for ya though. And true fishermen understand that.   Some real nice fish this year, good luck to those that make it out there.      
    • And no, it does not have some sort of virus. They are calling it a phishing site and it is not. It competes with Google adsense so it make sense for Google to be sloppy in their algorithm.
    • Great storytelling with pictures on a portion of your life experiences in the  great outdoors.  Thanks for sharing Len.  
    • Len - This was a very nice article.  I enjoyed your writing style.  Take care.
    • I am going to pick up a box to pattern against what I am shooting now. Here is my question. They are available in both 1 3/4 oz. shot and 1 7/8 oz. shot in 12 gauge. In a 3" 12 gauge #5 shot shell, that comes out to a 21 pellet difference. The velocity for 1 3/4 is 1200 fps, for 1 7/8 is 1080. At 20 yards it would make very little difference, but say at 45 yards would you rather have the extra 21 pellets or the added velocity? I suppose the answer is to buy both and pattern them, but I am curious as to the thoughts of the folks on this board. Thanks
    • I was looking to get an otter XT pro cabin this winter, I was wondering of anyone on here has an otter in the pro platform and how they like the extra insulated walls. Does it seem bulky? Too warm on above 0 days? I wouldn't mind just the normal cabin but they only offer it with a bench it seems but having the extra insulation may be nice to have for those cold days here and there. 
    • Thank You for the very interesting and enjoyable morning read
  • Our Sponsors