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Green Goddess Pasta Salad

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Green Goddess Pasta Salad will be your new summer favorite.  Tangy clean herbal notes are an easy twist on old school macaroni salad!

Green Goddess Pasta Salad Studded with Sliced Black Olives, Green Peas, and Halved Grape Tomatoes
Green Goddess Pasta Salad Studded with Sliced Black Olives, Green Peas, and Halved Grape Tomatoes
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Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
Green Goddess Pasta Salad will be your new summer favorite.  Tangy clean herbal notes are an easy twist on old school macaroni salad!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 8
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Ingredients

Green Goddess Salad Dressing:

  • ¼ Cup Parsley, Packed (about 1 oz in weight)
  • ¼ Cup Snipped Chives, Packed (about 1 oz in weight)
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise, I Actually Prefer Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar, or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper,, if desired

Pasta Salad:

  • ½ Pound Pasta, Rotini, Ditalini, Orecchiette, or Small Shells
  • 3/4 Cup Green Goddess Salad Dressing
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 Cup Sliced Black Olives
  • 1 Cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions

Green Goddess Salad Dressing:

  • Place parsley and chives into the bowl of a small 3 cup food processor. Pulse herbs until very finely chopped. Scrape down sides of bowl and add remaining ingredients. Pulse until all is well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Pour into a container and cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Pasta Salad:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Yield should be approximately 4 cups of cooked pasta.
  • Put pasta into a large shallow mixing bowl. Add ¾ cup Green Goddess Salad Dressing and gently stir to thoroughly coat pasta.
  • Gently fold in peas, sliced black olives, and halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Spoon salad into serving bowl. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

•  This recipe for Green Goddess Salad Dressing will make approximately 1-2/3 cups of dressing and only ¾ cup of dressing is used for this pasta salad.
•  If you do not have Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, use a plain flavored mayonnaise and add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of paprika.
•  Green Goddess Dressing is best when made the day before serving it. This gives the ingredients time to “marry”.
•  Pasta typically absorbs mayonnaise-based dressings over time. If making this salad several hours before serving, check salad for dryness at serving time and add additional salad dressing, cream, or milk as needed to moisten salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.2mg
All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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