Hubster and I never agreed on what ingredients to put in a classic pasta salad
. That is, until I began serving it with a toppings bar
. It’s a fantastic way to make sure everyone at your picnic enjoys this classic side dish!
Young Wifey’s Classic Italian Pasta Salad w/Toppings Bar
Classic Italian Pasta Ingredients:
1 lb. tri-color rotini pasta (cooked al dente, drained, and cooled
), 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1 c. broccoli florets, 1 c. cherry tomatoes (halved
), 1 c. grated carrots, 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion, 4 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 1 Tbsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. chopped oregano, 1 tsp. rosemary, 1/3 c. red wine vinegar, 1/4 c. olive oil, fresh ground sea salt, fresh cracked black pepperClassic Italian Pasta Salad Directions:
To make dressing, mix together oil, vinegar, herbs, and seasoning. Pour over pasta and toss to coat. Toss in vegetables. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Topping Bar Suggestions:
sliced black olives, Spanish olives, fresh grated cheese, bacon crumbles, mini pepperoni, small pieces of prosciutto, anchovies, capers, cheddar crumbles