Ranch Pasta Salad

On the off chance that you are utilizing a packaged, locally acquired farm dressing at that point be certain and utilize one that you love! I truly like the Litehouse brand that you find in the refrigerated piece of the produce region in the market.

This serving of mixed greens is so scrumptious with my hand crafted farm dressing (which will be in the formula card on the off chance that you need to attempt it). Regardless of on the off chance that you utilize natively constructed farm dressing or locally acquired, be certain that it is COLD. On the off chance that you include warm, room temperature farm then it will make the serving of mixed greens that equivalent way.

Tri shading rotini pasta is the best one to use for this plate of mixed greens. The noodles have substantially more flavor than simply customary rotini noodles. They are anything but difficult to track down in any store so be certain you use them.

Ranch Pasta Salad

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Recipe by togetherasfamilyCourse: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes
Total time

23

minutes

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Right before serving, give your Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz) tricolor rotini pasta

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli

  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers¬†(peeled & seeded)

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

  • 1 1/4 cups ranch dressing¬†(more or less to taste)

  • Homemade Ranch Dressing (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Remember to salt the pasta water so the noodles have some flavor. I use about 1 teaspoon salt. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water so pasta can cool.¬†
  • In a mixing bowl combine the cooled pasta, broccoli, cucumber, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Stir. Add ranch and stir again to coat the noodles and veggies in the ranch.
  • Serve right away or let it refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Pasta salad tends to dry out in the fridge so don’t leave it in there too long before serving. If needed, add some additional dressing and give it a good stir to moisten it back up
  • ** If you are making the homemade ranch dressing, I would suggest making it before you make the salad so it has plenty of time to refrigerate and get cold. Combine all the ranch dressing ingredients into a small bowl and stir with a wire whisk. It makes just enough for the salad. For leftovers, I just use store-bought ranch dressing to moisten it back up.

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