16 ounces vermicelli or spaghetti pasta 1 bottle (16 ounce size) Italian salad dressing 1 large red onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, diced 1 large cucumber, diced 1 can ripe or green olives, optional 1 jar (2.75 ounce size) "McCormicks" brand "Salad Supreme" salad seasoning
Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse well with cold water until cool, make sure to drain well. Put pasta into large bowl. Immediately add the remaining ingredients and mix well to avoid pasta from sticking together.
When adding pasta to boiling water, break into thirds. Do not over-cook pasta. You can usually find McCormick's Salad Supreme anywhere they sell McCormick's brand spices. You can substitute any salad topping but make sure to use the entire jar.
This salad is a hit any time of the year. I break the pasta into thirds to make it easier to eat though.
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asamtexas August 6, 2014 REVIEW:
The pasta absorbed too much of the dressing overnight so I had to add more the next day. otherwise good recipe!
baddmomma July 9, 2013 REVIEW:
If I'm making this for a group with kids I make it as directed but if it's just grownups eating it then I add some diced jalapeno or use a can of diced tomatoes with chiles in it instead of the fresh.
Kay Grau December 5, 2012 REVIEW:
Tried this recipe for a Wings & Wine gathering at my home this evening and it was Awesome! Granted the gathering didn't call for a pasta salad, I just felt like something was missing...and this was the ticket!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
crafter July 27, 2011 COMMENT: If you want to add more color you can use different colored peppers I used green, red, yellow, orange, and purple. Everyone love all the colors in it.
CCOOLEY October 14, 2010 REVIEW:
Awesome recipe! Flavors were perfect together especially the cucumber. I added green onions for an extra kick!! A+ recipe
Guest Foodie July 9, 2010 REVIEW:
Wow, if this only serves six people, they must have very healthy appetites! I just put a batch together and needed a large mixing bowl to put it all together.
Guest Foodie July 8, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this for an office party, and got a lot of great comments on it. It was easy to make and convenient since it needs to be made the day before. I was tempted to not put in all of the Salad Supreme (it seemed like a lot) but was glad I did - it wouldn't have been as good without it.
Guest Foodie June 19, 2008 REVIEW:
I use chopped onion (1/4 cup), red and green bell pepper (half a pepper each), and shredded carrots (maybe 1/4 cup?). After it chills you might need to add more dressing as it absorbs a lot.
Murrieta Kellie May 17, 2008 REVIEW:
This salad was SO GOOD! Very easy to make. I added slightly steamed broccoli flowerets and asparagus tips. I searved this at my daughters bridal shower and it was a hit!
Guest Foodie October 26, 2007 REVIEW:
I made this for an office party and it was a great hit. I doubled it to server 12 and I had a lot left over to divide out to my co-works and for that nights dinner.