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Create-A-Pasta Salad

Create-A-Pasta Salad

Create-A-Pasta Salad

A perfect side to take to your next backyard barbecue, this homemade salad has a light and tangy dressing, thanks to Mrs. Dash® Original Blend. Dijon mustard and a touch of sugar nicely complement the heartiness of this pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • ½ c. blanched broccoli flowerets
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 10 oz. package frozen cooked small shrimp, defrosted and drained
  • 23 c. corn oil
  • 2 c. uncooked pasta (rotini shells, cavatelli, etc.)
  • ½ c. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ c. blanched asparagus tips
  • 2 tbsp. Original Blend

Directions

  1. For dressing, combine oil, vinegar, Original Blend, Dijon-style mustard and sugar in jar with tight-fitting lid.
  2. Cover and shake to mix well; set aside.
  3. For pasta salad, prepare pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; rinse and cool slightly.
  4. Combine pasta, mushrooms, shrimp and remaining vegetables in 3-quart bowl; toss gently.
  5. Pour dressing over pasta mixture; toss to mix well.
  6. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Toss before serving.
  8. Garnish with parsley, if desired.