Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pasta Salad Roundup

Sunday night there will be some Easter feasting with in-laws and I have been assigned to bring a pasta salad. (I was given a choice of dessert or salad, but after going round-and-round in a great external monologue of indecision, I was assigned salad. Then the process started again to decide what kind of salad, and I was just told to bring a pasta one.)
chopped cilantro
So now to pick which pasta salad. I have searched all my starred Google Reader items for "pasta salad" and narrowed it down to:

Cooking for Assholes | Trailer Park Pasta Salad II 
Cooking for Assholes | Zucchini, Kalamata, Basil, and Feta Pasta Salad
Smitten Kitchen | Summer Pea and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad
Budget Bytes | Pasta Salad (literally)

Currently Smitten Kitchen is winning, with Budget Bytes in second. Although it would be fun to say "I'm bringing a Trailer Park Pasta Salad." Very classy.

Thoughts? Other recommended pasta salad recipes?


VA said...

Smitten Kitchen! It has never steered me wrong.

Erin said...

The best pasta salad I've ever had was a recipe from a magazine that I can't seem to find anywhere, but it was made with tortellini. I love plain pasta, so you can only imagine how I feel about cheese-filled pasta. YUM. Maybe look up some recipes for pasta salad made with tortellini?

I'd leave out a few things, but I like this recipe:

Katie said...

Great idea Erin! I think I'm going with the Smitten Kitchen recipe for this weekend, but have bookmarked the one you suggested! I LOVE tortellini!