The Best Pasta Salad Ever!


I finally got a chance to try our newest product from our Recipe4Living Product Review Program. Made by Purity Foods, White Vita-Spelt Rotini seemed perfect for a pasta salad. These yummy spirals are also available in whole grain, but I sampled the gourmet white version. The box has 8 oz. worth of pasta, which equaled to a total of 840 calories. Not too bad. Check out the recipe for the pasta salad after the jump!

I don’t eat pasta salad very often. I prefer to make a warm pasta dish, but because rotini is most often used in cold pasta salads, I figured I’d try it out. Honestly, this was probably the BEST pasta salad I’ve ever tasted!

Here’s what you need to make it:

* 1 8-oz. pkg. Purity Foods Vita-Spelt Rotini
* 1 C. sm. black olives
* 1 C. cubed cheddar cheese
* 1 C. cubed Monterrey jack cheese
* 1/2 C. chopped red bell pepper
* 1/2 C. green bell pepper
* 1/2 C. red onion
* 8 oz. light Italian dressing
* salt
* pepper

And here’s what you do!

Prepare pasta according to package direction. Rinse with cold water, drain. In large bowl mix, combine pasta with remaining ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate, covered several hours or overnight. Toss salad before serving.

See the full recipe here!


My mom and I came up with this recipe. We wanted to include vegetables and lots of cheese. Combining cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese was really tasty! The pasta turned out great too. It was delicious and fit perfectly within the pasta salad. While eating this dish, I wanted to devour all the pasta salad, and skip the onion and olives. The only thing I would change would be to add some meat to the pasta salad. Pepperoni would be my suggestion.


Overall, I would definitely buy Purity Foods Spelt Rotini. It’s organic, relatively healthy for pasta, and really tasty. I’d love to try it again in a warm pasta dish, too!

My brother is holding the pasta salad in the photo above. He really loved this recipe, and has begged for my mom and I to make it again. We’ve consented! We made the pasta salad again the next week!

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  • http://BestrecipesEverShowonCBCJuly26,2012 Patricia Elliot

    Trying to find the same recipe that Kerry made on the show yestrday.
    Thank You

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