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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quick and Easy Pasta Salad

This was yet again, another recipe from my mom!  This reminds me of so many poolside summer BBQ's.  It instantly makes me happy!  It is very simple, but everyone has always loved it. 

Note - I am using some "estimates" with the ingredient amounts.  Use your judgement.  ;)


1 Box rotini pasta
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dry salad dressing mix (and ingredients to make the salad dressing; olive oil, white vinegar, water)
3 Tbsp Salad Supreme seasoning
1 Can small pitted black olives, sliced in half
About 3 - 4 Cups chopped tomatoes (chopped about 1" pieces)
About 2 1/2 Cups blanched broccoli, cut into small pieces


Cook pasta according to package.  I like mine al dente.  Rinse, drain and set aside.

Mix salad dressing in jar and shake vigorously.  Set aside.

Slice olives, chop tomatoes.  Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, until slighly cooked but still crisp and bright green.  Rise with cold water and drain.

Add in large tupperware pasta, olives, broccoli, tomatoes, salad supreme and dressing.  Shake vigorously to mix.  Chill for at least one hour, tossing regularly.  Serve chilled.


  1. What is Salad Supreme seasoning may I ask?

    1. So sorry for the delayed response! I am just now seeing this! It is made by McCormick - it is a blend of spices.