Pasta Salad; Family Recipe

My family isn’t one that has family recipes. Nothing was passed down through the generations, and the meals that my mom cooked weren’t meals that her great-great grandmother ate before her. Everything was pretty much researched (recipe finding in my family is big).

This recipe is one that wasn’t actually taken from a book, however. It is from my uncles’ girlfriend, who after a lot of experimenting, came up with this amazing pasta salad.



Tri-Colored Spiral Pasta

Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Feta Cheese

Italian Dressing (my favorite to use is Newmans Own Family recipe)

Red Onion

Artichoke Hearts



Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain, and rise with cold water to stop from cooking.

Cut the sun-dried tomatoes, red onion and artichoke hearts into smaller pieces.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and red onion. Add Italian dressing, tasting before adding more. Lastly, add the feta cheese and mix.

Refrigerate for about 1 hour before eating for better taste.