Pasta Salad ~ Take One

Dear and I are going to be helping cater a rehearsal dinner for 70 people so I decided to start experimenting with Pasta Salad.

The ingredients I chose this time are Farfalle pasta, persian cucumbers, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, red onion, Perlini (small little round fresh mozzarella balls, and Wish Bone Robusto Italian Dressing.

Here’s what the Perlini look like in their container. And here’s what they look like drained and ready to be mixed in with the rest of the chopped ingredients.

I boiled the Farfalle in generously salted water, then rinsed and cooled them off while I prepared the rest of the ingredients.

All the ingredients mixed together.

 

The salad in a pretty bowl.

 

We tried it last night for dinner and it’s a keeper. Anyone free tonight because there’s way too much for us to eat. That’s the problem with experiments…

Scroll on down for the Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe…

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

12 thoughts on “Pasta Salad ~ Take One

  1. My mouth is just watering. If I leave now I might make it by suppertime….. on Sunday. :v)

    I’ve never heard of Perlini. They really are a nice addition to pasta salad instead of grated cheese.

  2. Wow – Ellen! What a beautiful salad! That was EXACTLY what I could have gone for dinner last night (serious!). It was hot over here yesterday, and I was extremely tired from working till 3am on my quilt the night before!

    Did you say you have leftovers? That settles it… I am on my way to your condo right away!

    Have a wonderful afternoon.

  3. Hmmm! Another fine salad! Summer provides the opportunity to use all the fresh ingredients we want.
    You salad will feed you for a few days!! Let us know all the different salads you experiment with.
    Have a good weekend with Dear home!

  4. Hi Ellen,

    That salad looks delicious! I think I’ll have to try it. I hate cooking when the temperature gets any higher then 75. I have an old leaky oven. The italian cookies also look yummy! I love the colors. I’m assuming that’s your fondant cake? It’s darling!
    Have a fun weekend!

  5. Think I am too late now but it looks delicious and I think I’ll try to make it one of these days. However that dressing might be a problem here in Holland.

  6. Ellen, your recipes always look so good. . are you sure you don’t want to join the Mennonite Girls can cook blog? Mennonite roots are not mandatory. Email me if you are at all interested and I’ll add you in the contributor list.

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