Recipes : My Pasta Salad

One of the regular staples Owen and I will have in the fridge each week will be a big batch of our pasta salad. It's such a simple thing to make, and uses mostly ingredients you already have around the house anyways. Whenever I know we are going to have visitors in town I will whip up a batch, because it is usually enjoyed by everyone and can be used for lunch or a BBQ dinner. We'll usually add tuna fish or avocado to give it a little more substance if its the main course, or will just have it as is for a side dish or afternoon snack. There's so many different variations you can make, but I figured I would share my basic recipe here for those interested. It is adapted from Owen's family recipe. 

My Pasta Salad Recipe
1 lb. elbow noodles
1 carrot, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1/4 bell pepper (green or red), diced
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
1 dill pickle, diced
1 jar pimientos (not pictured)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup miracle whip
1 tsp paprika (for color)
salt and pepper

Cook elbow noodles according to directions on box, and then rinse under cold water until cooled. Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper as desired. Enjoy! 


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