Pasta Salad with Green Onion Dressing

     ‘Tis the season for another work potluck. I’m not sure why my company doesn’t have a larger Holiday Party, but as a coworker pointed out to me today. Something is better than nothing! So very very true….
     For this potluck I was told to not make anything sweet (they had bought a cake) so instead I decided to make a pasta salad with green onion dressing. It looked a little something like this…

I based this recipe off of one I found HERE (the Food Network website). However I did change it up a bit. Not because it looked bad, I just didn’t want to go out and buy ingredients. Continue on to learn how to create this wonderful recipe yourself!

This recipe consists of the dressing and the pasta salad itself…  so Step 1: create the dressing.

Green Onion Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onion, white bottoms and green tops separated & then sauteed
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream*
  • salt and pepper
Puree the dressing together & put to the side.
*Trying to keep this recipe parve**? Substitute the sour cream for mayonnaise
**Don’t know what parve is? It’s a hebrew term for a recipe/food that doesn’t have any dairy or meat ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 3/4 pound bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped & sauteed
  • 1 red pepper, diced*
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced*
  • Green Onion Dressing
  • chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper

*Since peppers are out of season, I substituted the yellow peppers for a zucchini. 

And there you have it, your very own pasta salad! Hope you all enjoy your own holiday work parties or family get-togethers, because isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Hearing cliched lines often used in your favorite Christmas movies? (That was meant to be read sarcastically, unless of course the movie is Elf. In which case, carry on.) Anyway, happy holidays everyone!

Side Note: In the spirit of the holidays I also suggest everyone search “let it snow” on Google. It’s their latest Easter egg, like typing “askew” and “do a barrel roll”, this one will also get your browser looking just a bit different. Enjoy!

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About Adi

A baker, a food scientist and an overall lover of new food creations

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