If there’s one exotic dish that is easy to make at home, tastes delectable and makes for a sumptuous meal, that surely has to be a Creamy Italian Pasta Salad. Not only do you not need any hard to get vegetables, you also do not need too much time nor effort. So, if you are yearning for something different to try out at home, then this recipe can surely be your best shot!
Continue reading to find out how you can make this salad easily at home and leave your family members licking their spoons.
Ingredients Required For The Creamy Italian Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise (110 grams)
1/4 cup milk (57.5 ml)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (29.8 ml)
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic crushed
A pinch of salt and pepper
Vegetables You Will Need To Make This Salad Delectable
10-15 cherry tomatoes halved
10-15 mini mozzarella balls halved (or a large cubed)
3 strips grilled zucchini
1 carrot julienned
1/2 avocado sliced
3 cups cooked pasta (better if they are bow ties or you can go for any one you like)
Preparing The Creamy Italian Dressing
Mix all the ingredients we have listed down for the dressing in a large glass jar and shake them well. Make sure that all the ingredients have mixed with each other while shaking. You can also put them all in a blender and mix them, but while you are doing this, remember, you are not making a paste, you are just mixing them.
Once done, refrigerate the mixture for at least thirty minutes. This allows the flavors some time to mix and blend well.
While you are refrigerating the dressing mix, cook the pasta in boiling water till they have become soft. Once done, drain and rinse it with cold water to make sure they do not stick to each other.
Combining The Dressing And The Pasta To Prepare The Meal
Take a large bowl and add the cooked pasta, sliced vegetables, tomatoes, mozzarella and the creamy dressing and combine them well. Leave it aside for a few minutes for the pasta to absorb the flavor and thus taste better.
Top it off with fresh basil and serve.
Note: You can also add chicken or bacon to this if you are in the mood for some meat.
About The Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Since the salad is home made, you can be sure about the quality of the food and rest assured, you can eat this as any meal. Whether you want something different for your breakfast, fulfilling for your lunch or something to tingle your taste buds at dinner, this pasta can surely serve all purposes and save you the hassles of thinking, “What do I cook tomorrow?”