Make Ahead Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

What You Need:

2 C spiral pasta 1 zucchini, cubed 1/2 C ripe olives, sliced 1/2 C sweet red pepper, chopped 1/4 C onion, chopped 1/2 C of mayonnaise 1/4 C of sour cream 1 1/4 tsp dill 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder

How to Make It:

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta well then rinse with cold water. Place the pasta in a large serving bowl. Gently stir in the zucchini, olives, red pepper and onion. Place the mayonnaise and sour cream together in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the dill, salt, mustard, pepper and garlic powder until blended together well. Pour the mixture over the pasta salad. Gently stir to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hour but preferably overnight.

Makes 8 servings

Preparation Time: approximately 20 minutes Chilling Time: at least 2 hours Total Time: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes

When choosing a pasta shape for a salad of this nature always choose one that will hold up well. It should also compete with the texture of the other salad ingredients. Elbow macaroni, shell, bow ties, wagon wheels and tortellini pasta are good choices when it comes to making a pasta salad.

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