FREE SHIPPING with $49.00 Purchase. See details here.

Five Rules of Pasta Salad

by Mary Sacks

How to Make Pasta Salad

How to handle pasta salad so it turns out right.

The Five Rules of Pasta Salad

  1. Choose dried, not fresh pasta
  2. Choose short shapes with nooks, not long
  3. Cook in extra salty water
  4. Cook a “little” past al dente
  5. Dress while still warm

Why?

  1. Dried is cheaper and will hold up better when tossed with ingredients.
  2. Short shapes with nooks hold the dressing better.
  3. Cold food mutes flavors; therefore, more seasoning needed.
  4. Don’t let is get too mushy, but pasta does get hard and chewy as it cools.
  5. Warm pasta will absorb the dressing better, but only use ¾ at first. Toss the salad with the remainder just before you serve.



Mary Sacks
Mary Sacks

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Tips & Tricks

How to Make Riced Cauliflower
How to Make Riced Cauliflower

by Mary Sacks

This is a very basic recipe. I’ve made a lot of this over the last few years. Check out

Continue Reading

How to Make Homemade Soup Stock
How to Make Homemade Soup Stock

by Mary Sacks

There may be some science in this procedure, but making stock is more of an

Continue Reading

Pasta Salad Served Hot or Cold
Same Pasta Salad, Served Hot or Cold

by Mary Sacks

It's really common sense cooking. Pasta salad has a 3-5 day lifespan. Maybe.

Continue Reading

Free Shipping on orders over $49.00