Italian Pasta Salad With Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Pasta Salad With Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Pasta Salad With Homemade Italian Dressing

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Italian pasta salad is a delicious and refreshing dish that is perfect for summer gatherings. It is made with cooked pasta, fresh vegetables, and a flavorful homemade Italian dressing. This salad is easy to make and can be customized to your liking. You can add different types of vegetables, meats, or cheeses. You can also adjust the amount of vinegar or oil to taste.

Ingredients:

1 pound penne pasta
1 cup chopped cucumbers
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Homemade Italian Dressing
Salt and pepper to taste

Homemade Italian Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

    Image of Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese.

    Image of In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

    Image of In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat.

    Image of Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Image of Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve immediately or chill for later.

    Image of Serve immediately or chill for later.

Conclusion

Italian pasta salad is a delicious and refreshing dish that is perfect for summer gatherings. It is easy to make and can be customized to your liking. So next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal, give this Italian pasta salad a try.

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