Friday, September 2, 2011

mal's italian pasta salad recipe

This is all general measurements, I didn't start out with any specifics besides i wanted a cold pasta salad to make ahead for toby when he got home from work and was hungry :)..

3/4 box small shell pasta, cooked, & drained
3 T mayo
5 or 6 T olive oil
1/3 cup spaghetti sauce ( i used homemade, but any kind should work)
1 T italian seasoning (mix- but you could just use basil, oregano, thyme here)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 small sweet onion, very finely chopped ( i used the mini food chopper)
1 small bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium or large fresh Tomato, diced small
about 7 or 8 black or green olives, sliced
1 1/2 T ranch dressing
2 T salt, i used some seasoning salt with this (*salt to preference)
1/2 teaspoon kelp
1/4 teaspoon sugar or stevia (optional but i think it helps)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Mix & chill for about 30 minutes or more.
Serves 3 or 4 people.

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