1TablespoonRice Wine Vinegar, or White Wine Vinegar
Fresh Ground Black Pepper,, if desired
½PoundPasta, Rotini, Ditalini, Orecchiette, or Small Shells
¾CupGreen Goddess Salad Dressing
1CupSliced Black Olives
1CupHalved Cherry Tomatoes
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.
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.
♥ This recipe for Green Goddess Salad Dressing will make approximately 1-⅔ 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 the salad for dryness at serving time and add additional salad dressing, cream, or milk as needed to moisten salad.