Mom’s Pasta Salad

This salad is almost a meal in a bowl. It makes enough to take to the family reunion.  It is a great way to get my boys to eat vegetables.

moms pasta salad


Salad

1 24 oz bag salad pasta, cooked al dente and rinsed
1-2 cups each carrot, cauliflower and broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup diced ham
1/2-1 cup chopped onion

Dressing
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp Red Robin Spice
2 tsp red wine or cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
Steam the carrots in small amount of water for two minutes.  Add cauliflower and cook one minute more.  Add broccoli and cook an additional minute. Immediately rinse in cold water and drain. In a small bowl, mix together salad dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, vegetables, ham and onion. Toss with salad dressing.  Refrigerate salad for at least two hours before serving.  
 pasta-salad
Mary Ellen
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