When it's hot outside, pasta can bring cold comforts. Dial your noodles down to chill as Fabio gives away the secret tips and tricks to a perfectly textured, deeply Italian flavored pasta salad. Plus, his secrets to keep your pasta from being soggy!
- Mayo 101: Mayonnaise is the perfect base for herbs and spices. Making your own mayo is an easy way to control fat content and infuse flavor, and it's way cheaper than buying it.
- PASTA SHAPE MATTERS: elbow pasta is not ideal for cold salads, as it's not firm enough. Choose pasta only slightly bigger than your vegetable dice, with textures, such as fusilli, to help grab onto the dressing. Cool the pasta down with cold water right after boiling to help keep it al dente.
- Cure for Boring: Balance both flavors and textures in order to create a pasta salad that is NEVER ignored at barbecues. If you texture your salad right, it won't sog out.
Cold Pasta Salad
Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 8-12Read More »from Perfect Pasta Salad