Popular Pasta Salad

Popular Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a modification of a pasta salad that my mother used to make in the summer when it was too hot for much cooking. I took the main 3 ingrediants and made up my own version. It has been a huge favorite with the family and friends. I have made it for all kinds of get togethers over the years. It is easy to make and inexpensive too!


1 pound pasta (shells and large elbows are my favorites)

3 hard boiled eggs

2 cans black olives, drained (pitted large or medium)

1-2 cups good mayonaise

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup choppd green onions

1 tsp italion seasoing or marjoram or thyme

1tsp garlic powder

1 tsp parsley

1tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

dash of black pepper if you prefer


Cook pasta according to directions, (don't overcook), drain and rince with cold water, set aside.

combine in a seperate bowl:

mayonaise, celery, green onions, seasonings.

add in the hard boiled eggs (chopped), and black olives (sliced).

Mix thoroughly.

Put the pasta in a large bowl, pour the mayonaise mixture over the pasta and combine all ingredients until well mixed.

Cover and chill for 1 - 2 hours.

I always make this pasta salad the same way because everyone likes it so much as it is (plus it is a good vegetarian dish), but if your family likes meat, this salad was originally made with tuna, and it might be good with other types of meat like chicken or ham.

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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Your pasta salad sounds delicious. Thanks.

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pjpitts 5 years ago from United States Author

Thankyou, hope you like it.

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hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

Hi Pjpitts,

Your pasta recipe sounds really good! I voted this up and useful! Keep the wonderful recipes coming.

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Brett Winn 5 years ago from US

Pjpitts ... this sounds utterly delicious! I do not have a single "go to" pasta salad recipe, so you can bet that I will be trying this one at the first opportunity! Voted up and appreciated!

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