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Old 01-29-2018, 07:56 AM   #1
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Pasta Salad Dressing

This is probably the 1 million and one question on Pasta salads
I have been making them for years, we love them as side dish and even the main dish in hot weather.

I always used Seven seas Herbs and spices dressing for them until they discontinued it. ( If anyone has a recipe for it would love to have it) Then I made my own Italian dressing, then the Good seasoning dressing, A local restaurant house dressing, which ended up being Phieffer Classiqe, which is hard to find. Lately its been an Olive garden dressing.

After all that My question is :
What is your go to dressing on your pasta salad?

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Old 01-29-2018, 09:22 AM   #2
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I have a few I like and it depends on the salad.
Rhode Island Dressing:
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
2˝ tablespoon mayonnaise
2˝ tablespoon heinz chili sauce or similar
1 tablespoon sweet mustard
˝ teaspoon dried tarragon
˝ tablespoon appleceider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
and for hotter add tabasco.

Combine and chill for 10 minutes.

Herb dressing:
1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
2˝ tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped herbs
1 clove garlic crushed
salt and pepper

Combine and chill for 10 minutes.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:31 AM   #3
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Many pasta salad dressings are mayo based, and from there, you can add all kinds of ingredients for all kinds of flavors. I rarely make the same dressing twice. Some recipes I find on the internet, and others I just kind of mix up using flavor profiles that I think will taste good.

Pasta is a blank canvas for flavors. Great for people like me who like to experiment.

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Old 01-29-2018, 01:24 PM   #4
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I usually like a vinaigrette dressing on pasta salad. For me, the key is to sprinkle red wine vinegar on the pasta while it's still hot, so it absorbs the flavor. Then I add olive oil and whatever herbs I have around (usually fresh, especially in the summer, since I grow several, sometimes a combination of fresh and dried). Salt and pepper to taste.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:46 PM   #5
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Seven Seas Herbs and Spices Dressing

Originally Posted by letscook View Post
I always used Seven seas Herbs and spices dressing for them until they discontinued it. ( If anyone has a recipe for it would love to have it)
I am wondering if you ever got a copycat recipe for this? It is easily my favorite dressing ever and I have never been able to find a recipe for it.
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