Pasta salads are a great option for a summer meal. They are easy to make and they can be served at room temperature or cold. Pasta salads have been around since the 1800s, but they became popular in the 1970s when pasta salads were served in restaurants as a substitute for French fries. A pasta salad is usually made with cooked pasta, vegetables, and a dressing like mayonnaise or vinaigrette. There is no set way to make one, so you can add any ingredients that you like. ."Antipasti" is a type of pasta salad which typically includes vegetables, herbs, cheese, and a dressing. It can also be served as an antipasto platter in Italy with different types or cured meats like salami and prosciutto.
I bought Suddenly Pasta Salad by Betty Crocker on amazon, there is 2 pack in each box. Each pack includes one pasta and one bag of seasoning. The cooking process is very simple, pasta is boiled in hot water for 12 minutes and then let cold water run over it. Pour seasoning into a large bowl, add 3 tablespoons of water, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir to make a sauce, then add cold pasta and mix well. Feel free to add veggies, I added instant vegetables and diced cucumbers. If you like meat, you can also add boiled or roasted chicken, turkey, or beef. It looks so colorful and children like it. I love pasta salad and this one is so good. It is easy to cook, it tastes great and it's perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
This pasta salad is perfect for when you’re on the go and need a quick, healthy meal. The recipe calls for red pepper flakes, but you can use your favorite hot sauce instead.
1 package (8 ounces) Suddenly Pasta Salad by Betty Crocker
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions