Sunday, March 18, 2012

Recipe: Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Time = 15 minutes
Servings = 4

1/2 lb spiral pasta
2 large carrots
2 celery ribs
3 green onions
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup smoked Gruyere cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil for 8 minutes or until al dente. While pasta is cooking, peel carrots and shred. Trim celery and dice. Slice green onions, greens only. Dice the yellow bell pepper. In a small bowl, mix mayo, sour cream and sugar. Cut the cheese into 1/2" cubes.

Drain the pasta and transfer to serving dish. Stir in mayo/sour cream mixture. Add veggies and cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust. You can always add more mayo and/or sour cream to make the pasta creamier. Enjoy!

Note - This salad is best made a day a head of time. Cover the dish and put in the refrigerator for the flavors to mix and mingle.

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