My Mom’s Pasta Salad Dressing Recipe

We recently made pasta salad while I was home over Christmas break. I love a good pasta salad so much. My mom shared with me an old recipe for a salad dressing she used to make and had been making again. It was so easy to make, only a few ingredients, and delicious! It is excellent on pasta or even a green salad. I am also going to share our entire pasta salad recipe because it was a huge hit. We filled it with lots of yummy toppings and then tossed with the dressing it was perfection! Enjoy!

We served ours with chicken salad, hummus and naan bread- so delicious.

P A S T A S A L A D + M O M ‘ S D R E S S I N G

1 box or bag spiral pasta

1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

3 baby cucumbers diced

1/2 red onion diced

pepperoni sliced thinly

salami sliced thinly

1 can sliced green olives

1 can sliced black olives

1 red bell pepper diced

1 container shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package, drain and place in a bowl. Add in cherry tomatoes, cucumber, diced red onions, bell pepper, pepperoni, salami, green olives, black olives, and shredded parmesan cheese. Toss together then toss again with dressing (recipe below)

D R E S S I N G R E C I P E

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup sugar

6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoon chopped parsley

Combine all in a shaker and mix together.