Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Picnic Pasta Salad.

Oh my goodness when was the last time I blogged about a recipe?  Too long and I'm pretty surprised with myself considering how much I looove food!  Over the Easter weekend I made a humongus batch of my picnic pasta salad.  When you gather with my hubbys side of the family you gotta make enough to feed an army.  I tripled what I'm showing here.
My mom would always make a similar simple pasta during the warm months and camping season when we were kids.  I've sort of taken over for her in that department.  I don't think she minds.  With that being said here is my recipe for the pasta.

Picnic Pasta Salad

1 16 oz package Tri Color Rotini Noodles
2 6.5 oz jars of quartered Artichoke hearts
1 4.5 oz jar of sliced Mushrooms
1 4.8 oz can of sliced Olives
1 diced Red Bell Pepper
1 small diced Red Onion
1 diced Jalapeno
1/2 chopped Cilantro
1/2 cup shredded Parmesean
1 Bottle Italian Dressing, season to your liking
Obviously you can add or subtract any of the ingredients  I just boil the noodles, drain and let them cool.  Then I add all of the veggies except the cilantro, add the Italian dressing and mix.  I usually put in fridge to cool completely and mix in the cilantro last.  I hope you enjoy this pasta! If it makes any difference I was told twice last weekend that a person could bathe in this dish!  Thank you for reading. 


  1. This looks PERFECT! Thanks for sharing, mama!

  2. This looks yummy! I'll have to try it, my dinner menu is getting a little boring! I saw on your IG a jambalaya dinner. I'm looking for an easy jambalaya recipe, could you please post yours? it looked so delicious!

  3. Yes! I am pinning this and will definitely be making it in the near future.

  4. This looks SO good! I love how you included a photo of all of the separate ingredients on top too so you can see what goes into it :)

    xo Hannah

  5. I'm obsessed with pasta salad:)