Easy Pasta Salad!

This is a yummy recipe I always turn to when I can't figure out what to make for dinner! Its one of my favorites!

1 box of swirly pasta
1 cucumber
1-2 tomato
1-3 scallions
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1-2 kielbasa sausage
pine nuts
Havarti cheese
1 dry package of italian dressing
red wine vinegar
balsamic vinegar
vegetable oil
yellow mustard

Make your pasta as directed and let cool. Chop up your peppers, tomato, cucumber, scallion (this can be optional if your all don't want or like onion!) chop up your Havarti cheese too (this is a bit pricey down here in Grenada, so I've just left it out since we've been here, but it really adds to it, so when your back in the U.S. I'd recommend using it! :)

Roast your pine nuts until golden brown, let cool. Add to veggies!
Add your cooled pasta to the nuts and veggies!

Grill or pan fry your kielbasa sausage until hot through and through.
Add to pasta, veggies!

Mix everything together and then add the dressing!

ok, so I always just eye this, sorry its not perfect measurements!

Mix your dry Italian packet, with about 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Add some water, add salt and pepper, then add a few squirts of yellow mustard (around 5 tablespoons) Then add to taste around 5 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, and around 7 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Add a few dashes of salt and pepper, and mix well! Then pour on your pasta salad and enjoy! ( I usually let my whole dish sit in the fridge with the dressing for about 15-20 min before we eat so the pasta is cold and the dressing has coated everything! :)

Hope it works for ya!!

1 comment:

Zane and Lexi said...

yes! thank you... zane has been talking about this since we had it at your house! so yummy.