Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tater's Pasta Salad

Tater's Pasta Salad
From: Taters

Sweet onion such as Walla Walla or Vidalia-diced
Bell peppers (red, orange, yellow)-chopped
Rainbow rotinini pasta
Cukes sliced thinly
Pea pods
Little brocoli florets
Pepperoni slices cuts in half
Cubed (not too large of cubes) cheddar cheese (or whatever you like)
Grape tomatoes

*Basically, throw whatever you like in the pasta salad, this is just the stuff I tend to like. It's colorful too.

Cook the pasta, and when the pasta is done cooking pour the hot water over the peas and brocoli florets.

Mix the pasta with the all the ingredients.

In the meantime, take a packet of Uncle Dan's Original dressing and mix it up like you're making the dip, which uses the mayo/sour cream combination.

When the dressing has set for a bit, mix it with the pasta and veggies. Add a little salt and pepper and mix again.

Sometimes I add just a little more sour cream to cut back on the strength of the dressing. I basically just mix and season to taste. YMMV...

Garnish to make pretty. Voila, that's it.

I just threw it together one night a few years ago because that's all the ingredients I had on hand and all my friends and family just love it. It's one of the things I am "required" to bring when we BBQ or camp with friends.

You can cut down on the fat content by using low fat sour cream and low fat mayo, but it doesn't taste the same.

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