Zesty Salad Supreme Pasta Salad

This flavorful pasta salad combines tri-colored rotini with fresh vegetables, Italian dressing, and Salad Supreme Seasoning.  It is an ideal side to serve to a crowd at a summer picnic or for a weeknight dinner with your family.





Looking down on bowl of Summer Pasta Salad

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With summer entertaining on the horizon, it is time to start gathering recipes for cold pasta salads that can feed a crowd.  This recipe for Salad Supreme Pasta Salad will definitely be a hit at your next picnic or BBQ.  It is easy to prepare and is best made the night before, saving you time the day of your get-together.  And it is easy to make just a small amount for yourself or your family by cutting the recipe in half.


It is a basic recipe that can be customized with different veggies you love or by adding pepperoni and cheese to the cooked spiral pasta.  And the combination of Italian dressing and McCormick's Salad Supreme seasoning gives it a zesty punch of flavor that can't be beat.



White bowl filled with Pasta Salad with tomatoes and pepperoni



WHAT GOES INTO SALAD SUPREME PASTA SALAD?




I love recipes that can be adapted to include the ingredients that you love and leave out what you don't and this one allows you do just that.  While it is written specifically to include chunks of tomato, cucumber, and pepper, you could also add olives, onions, broccoli or whatever other vegetables you love flavored with Italian dressing.


Also, there are times that I throw in chunks of cheese and pepperoni to the cooked rotini pasta and veggies.  The Mini Pepperoni from Hormel makes this addition really easy.  But sometimes I like to just keep the recipe basic and stick to just the veggies.


The most important part of this spring salad recipe, though, is the Salad Supreme seasoning from McCormick.  It is a mix of spices that give pasta salads a unique kick.




WHAT IS IN SALAD SUPREME SEASONING?




Salad Supreme is a blend of Romano cheese, sesame, celery, and poppy seeds, and spices including paprika and red and black pepper.  In addition to spicing up pasta salads, it can also be used to season chicken or vegetables.




WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE SALAD SUPREME?




McCormick's Salad Supreme can be purchased anywhere that you shop for groceries and can be found in a red capped bottle in the spice section.  It is also available on Amazon.




WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH SALAD SUPREME PASTA SALAD?




This salad goes perfectly with your typical summertime get-together staples like hot dogs and hamburgers.  And unlike mayonnaise based salads like macaroni or potato, this one can withstand sitting on a buffet table for awhile.  This salad is also a good side to simple sandwiches or fried chicken.



Bowl of pasta salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumber.







SALAD SUPREME PASTA SALAD RECIPE

Makes about 12 servings

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INGREDIENTS




HOW TO MAKE SALAD SUPREME PASTA SALAD

  1. Bring a pan of salted water to a boil and then add the spiral rotini.  Boil the pasta for 12 minutes and then remove from the stovetop and drain it.  All the pasta to cool completely.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, chop your tomato, cucumber, and pepper into small chunks.  
  3. Add the chopped vegetables, Italian dressing, and Salad Supreme to the cooled pasta.  You want the pasta to be well coated with dressing and for the spices to be mixed thoroughly through the salad.  How much dressing and seasoning you add is a matter of personal preference.  You may want to add a little less the first time you prepare it and see what you think.
  4. Just prior to serving, you can add the pepperoni and cheese chunks if you'd like.  You may also want to add a little more dressing as the pasta soaks it up as it sits.


The taste of this pasta salad becomes stronger after it has sat in the dressing, so it is best to eat it within a couple days of being prepared.




SOME MORE  RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY


Macaroni Salad

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings - All the buffalo flavor without all the heat

Grilled Turkey, Pepper Jack, and Bacon Sub



Pasta salad with tomatoes, cheese, pepperoni, and Italian dressing.


This post was originally published on May 30, 2014 and has been updated for your enjoyment.



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