I'm sure everyone is like me, always looking for a salad that is good and easy for a compliment to a summer supper. Also great in the winter...This recipe is an oldie, but goodie, but always a favorite. Pair it with BBQ chicken, homemade oatmeal bread and iced tea, and you've got supper!
Pepperoni Pasta Salad
1 box spaghetti (break in 1/3's)
1 8 oz. bottle of Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato dressing (the original recipe called for Italian dressing,
I prefer the Sun-Dried Tomato dressing)
1/4-1/2 jar Salad Supreme (you can find it in the seasoning isle of your grocery store)
1 small chopped onion (sweet vidalia) or scallions
1 green pepper
1 red (colored) pepper
1 can ripe olives (cut in half)
1 pkg. mushrooms
1 pkg. pepperoni (sliced & quartered)
1 pkg. summer sausage (optional) sliced thick and quartered
3-4 tomatoes - halved, scoop out seeds and then cut into chunks
5 or 6 pieces of string cheese or a brick of mozzarella cheese (cut into bite size pieces)
- Cook the spaghetti el dente. Rinse with cold water and then store in refrigerator until needed. Chop the green and red pepper into chunks, and halve the ripe olives. Slice the mushrooms. (Tip... I use an egg slicer to make them pretty uniform) then slice in half. Quarter the pepperoni and slice the summer sausage in thick slices and then quarter).
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and pour the Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato dressing over everything. Mix well. Store in refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
- Add that BBQ chicken, or steak and you have a wonderful summery treat.
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Here are a few Cafe' Hoffy posts that you might also be interested in. Also, the links below will take you to all of Cafe' Hoffy posts. Just click on the category that you are interested in..."More Crafts" or "More Recipes" and you will be redirected to the Cafe' Hoffy indexes for both...
Summer Fruit Sampler & Dip...Yep, it's almost summer. Although it wasn't a bad winter, I think we're all ready for some summer heat. I love fresh fruit, especially summer fresh fruit. cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, peaches and many, many more. When you bite into a summer fruit it only enhances the summer experience...and don't forget fresh fruit with cheese, sausage and a good wine is always a crowd pleaser.
All Occasion Cookies...Decorating cookies to make a party or event is always special. My watermelon cookies were quite a hit at a summer party last year. So easy to make. Use a round cookie cutter and then cut them in half and bake. Pipe on some green, pink and white frosting and add some mini chocolate chips and you have a fun cookie for a special party.
Roast Beef Rollups with BLT Dip...another great party idea. You don't even need a party. They are also great for a light supper in the summertime. The BLT Dip is a great compliment to the roast beef rollups with some either homemade taco chips made out of tortillas or store bought are great too.
Who Loves You Baby Back Ribs...One of my favorite rib technique from Alton Brown. He was the host of the show "Good Eats"...I never missed an episode. He not only makes the complex easy, he also explains why we do what we do with recipes. It's almost like a really fun science class. I've included his video on baby back ribs on the post.
Ahhh...Those Summer Breezes...This post is only a bunch of fun "adult beverages" for summer. I've tried each and every one of them. They are all good. I especially liked the Pink Lemonade Margarita. So refreshing for a summer party or you don't even have to have a party. Just make them up and enjoy anytime!
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I also collect "Pins" on lots of different subjects that interest me and I might use in the future. I'm sure everyone does this by now. I have lots of great pins on salads on my Pinterest Boards. You can visit my "Salad Board" on Pinterest for more great recipes...Also check out my "Food Board"...there's lots of salads using beef, chicken, and fish.
You can also visit my "Other Boards" by clicking on my picture for thousands of great recipes and just above everything else you could think of. I spent last month completely organizing my boards. It took almost 2 weeks, but now everything has been categorized...FINALLY!
Here are a few "pins" from Pinterest that relate to my post. All look yummy...
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If you are interested in summer salads, this one will be your go to for summer salads. I've made it several times, and always get lots of "that salad is great" words from people tasting it. I do hope you enjoyed this post and have a great summer!
Always remember..."Life's short, eat dessert first!"...words to live by!