I had the freedom to experiment a bit on the 4th of July with some of the recipe trends I’ve seen floating around social media lately. A couple of these ideas that have sounded good to my family are the pasta salad with dill pickles and the one with ceasar salad. Since I didn’t have everything to make either complete recipe, I combined elements and used what I already had. I think the result was pretty tasty.
1 pound of cooked pasta, such as elbow macaroni or shells
1 bottle of ceasar salad dressing
1 cup of dill pickle juice
1 cup of chopped dill pickles
1 small chopped red onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Add the warm, drained cooked pasta to the pickle juice and allow to soak approximately 10 minutes before stirring in the ceasar dressing. Add salt, pepper, onion, and dill pickle pieces. Blend together carefully and refrigerate before serving.
Optional: add freshly grated parmesan cheese and/or olives.