Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pasta Salad with Tartar Dressing

Since I wanted to do as little actual cooking as possible when we were on vacation, I made several salads to take with us.  One of my favorite things about having fish and chips when I am eating out is the tartar sauce.  Several years ago, I ran across a recipe in Family Circle magazine for a dressing for pasta salad that included tartar sauce.  The original recipe made more than I usually need, so I have adapted it over the time.  Now this is usually the dressing I use when I make pasta salad.

Since tartar sauce is already in the dressing, this is a great salad to add fish or seafood to.  I personally like tuna or salmon.

Everyone has their own take on what to put in a pasta salad so add and subtract ingredients as you  please.

Pasta Salad with Tartar Dressing
8 oz.. pasta of your choice, cooked just until tender
1/3 c. chopped red pepper
1/3 c. chopped red onion
1 medium dill pickle finely chopped
1/4 c. chopped ripe olives
1/2 c. tartar sauce
1/4 c. mayonnaise
2 1/2 T. cider vinegar
1 1/4 t. sugar
1 t. Dijon mustard
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 t. salt

Combine pasta, red pepper, red onion, dill pickle and olives in a large mixing bowl.  Stir well to combine.  In a small bowl, mix tartar sauce, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, pepper and salt.  Stir until ingredients are well combined.  Spoon dressing over pasta mixture and mix until all pasta pieces are coated with dressing.  Place in a covered container and chill at least several hours before serving.  Makes 6 servings.

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1 comment:

  1. I love homemade dressing, but have never thought to make a tartar based one. Very clever.

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