Readers share their favorite recipes for Pasta Salad

June 08, 1999

We asked you to share your favorite pasta salad recipes just in time for picnic season.

You proved that pasta is not just meant to be served with spaghetti sauce. It can be tossed with all sorts of vegetables, fruit, cheese, olive oil, vinegar and even coconut.

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Here are the recipes you shared with us. Whip one or two together and take them to a potluck or family get-together.

- Meg H. Partington, Staff Writer

Supreme Pasta SaladTom Mann can't remember exactly where he got the recipe for Supreme Pasta Salad, but knows he's been enjoying it for a long time.


He added more tomatoes to the original recipe to suit his tastes.

Mann, 58, of Hagerstown, says he and his family indulge in the salad in spring, summer and fall. They eat it often during those seasons, particularly at family gatherings.

His salad has accompanied all sorts of meats, including hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken and country ribs.

"It's one of my favorites," Mann says.

Supreme Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound cooked spiral pasta
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 16-ounce bottle zesty Italian dressing
  • half of 2.62-ounce container Salad Supreme salad seasoning

Mix well. Refrigerate overnight.

- Recipe from Tom Mann, Hagerstown

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