- Makes: 8 servings
- Start to Finish: 30 mins
Dad's Best-Dressed Pasta Salad
ounces wagon wheel, bow tie, or other specialty-shaped pasta
cup salad oil
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
tablespoons cider vinegar
small green onions
15 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
large stalks celery, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch squares
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place oil, catsup, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake until smooth. Set aside.
- Drain the cooked pasta in a large colander and rinse under cold water until cool; set aside. Snip off the root ends from the green onions and about 2 inches of the green tops; leave some of the green tops attached. Snip trimmed onions crosswise into thin slices.
- In a large bowl gently toss together cooked pasta, kidney beans, celery, red pepper, and green onions. Pour on dressing. Toss until pasta is well coated. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Dad's Best-Dressed Pasta Salad)
- Per serving:
- 349 kcal cal.,
- 15 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat,
- 3 mg chol.,
- 299 mg sodium,
- 46 g carb.,
- 5 g fiber,
- 10 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet