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Potluck Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
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From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta

Made with



  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini or Dreamfields Penne Rigate
  • 4 cups mix-ins (see below)
  • Herbed Vinaigrette or Homestyle Peppery Buttermilk dressing

Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs: thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley chopped

Homestyle Peppery Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt garlic and herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Coarse-ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place pasta in large bowl.
  2. Add desired mix-ins and half of dressing. Toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours; toss again before serving. Add additional dressing, as desired.

Herbed Vinaigrette Instructions

  1. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil. Whisk in mustard and garlic. Add herbs.

Homestyle Peppery Buttermilk Dressing Instructions

  1. In small bowl, stir together buttermilk and mayonnaise. Add remaining ingredients; stir to mix well. Add additional buttermilk if needed for consistency. Let stand about 10 minutes to thicken.

Suggested Mix-Ins:

  • Crisp-tender cooked vegetables: green beans, broccoli, asparagus, corn, sugar snap peas, green peas, edamame, zucchini, yellow squash
  • Raw vegetables: shredded or sliced carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, celery, avocado, spinach, radish, onions
  • Other: olives, cheese; shredded or crumbled, herbs
  • Meats: Salami strips, cooked chicken, tuna, shrimp, crabmeat, ham, beef steak slices, prosciutto

Notes: (Based on 8 servings; mix-ins used: 1 cup cooked ham, 1 cup sliced cucumber, 1/2 cup sliced squash, 1/2 cup green peas, 1/2 cup pitted black olives, 1/2 cup bell pepper and Herbed Vinaigrette)

Nutrition Facts

240 Calories

37g Carbohydrates

1g Saturated Fat

370mg Sodium

8g Fat

11g Protein

10mg Cholesterol

5g Dietary Fiber

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Find Dreamfields at your favorite grocery and retail stores nationwide. Also available online.

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