Salad Supreme Seasoning: Elevate Your Pasta Salad with Flavorful Delight

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salad supreme seasoning

Salad Supreme Pasta Salad is the ultimate recipe to elevate your next pasta salad experience. Made with rotini pasta, colorful vegetables, parmesan & mozzarella cheese, zesty Italian dressing, and McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning, this salad is incredibly flavorful, easy to make, and sure to please any crowd. Whether you’re preparing for a summer barbecue, a party, or a potluck, this dish will be a guaranteed hit.

close up shot of salad supreme pasta salad in a serving bowl

Ultimate Pasta Salad Recipe

As a pasta salad expert, I can confidently say that Zesty Salad Supreme Pasta Salad is the ultimate recipe in its class. This vegetarian dish is bursting with flavors, thanks to the combination of supreme salad seasoning and zesty Italian dressing. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make, making it an excellent choice for a busy weeknight dinner or a simple yet impressive dish for your next summer gathering. No matter how you enjoy this pasta salad, one thing is for sure: everyone will be coming back for more!

If you’re eager for more pasta salad ideas, be sure to check out my Greek Orzo Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad Bruschetta, and Tortellini Caprese Salad.

Ingredients

This tasty side dish features fresh vegetables, rotini pasta, Italian dressing, and the star of the show – McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning.

Ingredient Notes

  • Rotini Pasta: Opt for 1 lb of rotini pasta, as its shape is perfect for catching all the dressing and flavors.
  • Cucumber: Chop up 1 cucumber, or consider baby cucumbers or an English cucumber as alternatives.
  • Tomatoes: Include 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes, or substitute with cherry tomatoes or a chopped large tomato.
  • Carrots: Add 2/3 cup of chopped carrots for that perfect crunch.
  • Red Onion: Opt for 1/2 a red onion, which adds both flavor and vibrant color to the dish.
  • Bell Pepper: Use 1 bell pepper, preferably yellow, to cover all the colors of the rainbow (except blue) with the vegetables.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Add 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, as it sticks to the pasta and blends well throughout the salad.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Include 3 oz of cubed mozzarella cheese because, as we all know, more cheese is always better!
  • McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning: The star of this recipe is McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning. Add 1 1/2 tbsp for an incredible burst of flavor.
  • Zesty Italian Dressing: Enhance the flavors further with zesty Italian salad dressing, which adds a delightful zing.

supreme pasta salad with a wooden spoon taking a spoonful

Substitutions & Additions

This recipe is highly customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your personal tastes and preferences. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Vegetables: Feel free to add or remove any vegetables according to your preference. Fresh broccoli florets, roasted red pepper, and black olives are excellent options.
  • Cheese: Substitute the mozzarella cheese with fresh mozzarella, cheddar cubes, more parmesan, or any cheese you enjoy.
  • Meat: While this recipe is vegetarian, you can add salami or pepperoni for a delicious twist.
  • Dressing: Experiment with different dressings, such as regular Italian, ranch, or balsamic, to suit your taste.
  • Pasta: Any pasta shape will work, so feel free to try fusilli pasta, penne, or even linguini.

overhead shot of pasta salad with Italian dressing and salad supreme seasoning

How to Make This Recipe

Pasta salad is not only incredibly delicious but also easy to make. Follow these simple steps:

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the rotini pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare your vegetables.
  3. Allow the pasta to cool, then place it in a large bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, onion, bell pepper strips, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Next, add the Italian dressing and McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning. Combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Optionally, let the salad cool for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

pasta salad in a large bowl with a wooden spoon

Expert Tips

Here are some expert tips to ensure you make the most out of this pasta salad recipe:

  • Prepare this pasta salad the day before serving, or at least a few hours in advance, to let the flavors develop.
  • Chop the vegetables before assembling the salad to save time.
  • Make sure the pasta is fully cooled before tossing it with the other ingredients to prevent the cheese from melting.
  • Cook the pasta al dente for a slight bite and better texture retention.
  • Remove the seeds from your cucumber before chopping to keep it crunchy.
  • Run your red onion slices under water to mellow the raw onion flavor.
  • To cool the pasta faster, run it under cold water.

zesty pasta salad

FAQs

Q: Can I customize the vegetables in this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add or remove any vegetables according to your preference. Fresh broccoli florets, roasted red pepper, and black olives are great options to consider.

Q: Can I use a different dressing instead of zesty Italian dressing?

Certainly! You can replace zesty Italian dressing with any dressing of your choice, such as regular Italian, ranch, balsamic, or others that suit your taste.

Conclusion

Salad Supreme Seasoning takes this pasta salad recipe to new heights, elevating the flavors and making it a standout dish for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned pasta salad enthusiast or a culinary explorer eager to try something new, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds. Get creative, customize the ingredients to your liking, and enjoy the delightful flavors that make this salad supreme. For more culinary inspiration and delightful recipes, visit Takeout Food – your go-to resource for culinary exploration.

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