A post over on the Saving Revolution FB page reminded me of this recipe. I make it on average once a week during summer, my family just loves it. Hannah takes it to work for lunch and it's good enough to eat as a stand-alone salad.
Best of all it's so much cheaper than the Mrs Macs pasta salad sold at the supermarket deli counter.
I'm sure I've posted it before because I have a photo, but it could be in the Recipe File rather than on here. Anyway, here it is. It's really good, really tasty and can be as inexpensive as you want it to be - just adjust the veggies to suit what you have in the fridge.
Creamy Pasta SaladIngredients:
250g uncooked medium sized pasta
1 med size carrot, grated
1 stick celery, chopped
1 medium spring onion, white part discarded, finely chopped*
1/2 red or green capsicum, diced
2/3 cup grated tasty cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
1 x 300ml bottle ready made coleslaw dressing (Praise traditional*)
3 heaped tablespoon sour cream
Add or delete whichever ingredients you don't like
1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water, drain and chill
2. In small bowl, combine the coleslaw dressing and sour cream
3. Combine pasta, vegetables, cheese and coleslaw dressing mix
4. Season and Chill and VOILA!!
*I use either Kraft Coleslaw Dressing or Zoosh Coleslaw Dressing - they're almost identical in taste and they give the salad a really nice flavour.
*If I don't have spring onions, I use brown or red onion finely diced.