I promised some people I'd share this recipe awhile back, and I just haven't had a chance before now. I think this is the best pasta salad ever. A lot of people use Italian dressing in their pasta salad, but after having this I don't know why you'd even waste your time with that. This is SO much better and very easy. Maybe some of y'all will make it for the 4th and let me know what you think!
Best Pasta Salad Ever
12 oz. tri-color rotini
3/4 Cup each- oil (Canola), apple cider vinegar, and sugar
1 t each- garlic powder, pepper, salt, parsley, dry mustard, accent
vegetables as desired- I use one peeled/chopped cucumber and two peeled/chopped roma tomatoes- could also use onion, green peppers, and black olives
Cook Pasta. Drain & run over with cold water if serving immediately. Pat pasta dry with paper towels. Add chopped vegetables.
Dressing: Combine dry ingredients. Combine oil and vinegar. Combine dry ingredients with oil/vinegar mixture. Pour over pasta & vegetables. Stir. Refrigerate until serving.
This pasta salad really is so good and perfect for hot summer days. Also, it's great to make ahead. I think the flavor gets better after a day in the fridge.