Monday, April 23, 2012

Auntie Laura's Wedding Pasta Salad

Happy Happy anniversary to my twinsie and to my favorite brother-in-law today!  They are celebrating 18 years together...what a blessing it has been to watch their marriage deepen and grow.

Eighteen years ago she served this most delicious pasta salad at her wedding reception.  Yes, after the rehearsal dinner, she and her hubby-to-be were in the kitchen cooking for their guests on their big day.  Some things never change.  She and her hubby still have a heart for serving friends and family with the best food ever!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Auntie Laura's Wedding Pasta Salad

2 12oz. packages Garden Spirals Pasta

1 jar of green olives

1 5oz. container of Feta cheese

1 jar or can of artichoke hearts, cut into smaller chunks

1 pint baby grape tomatoes, sliced into half

1 16 oz. bottle of Italian dressing {I LOVE Newman's Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic!}

1/2 of 1 small red onion, finely chopped


*Cook noodles according to package directions.  Please make sure they are done.   Crunchy noodles are not okay in this salad.  :}

*Drain noodles and rinse with cold water til they are no longer steaming.

*Place noodles in a large serving bowl.

*Add olives, cheese, artichokes, tomatoes and just about half of the dressing.

*Right before serving:  Add the red onion and more dressing to your liking!

Serve with cold lemonade and crusty bread.  This is perfect for sharing with friends or neighbors because it makes a lot!



  1. Lisa, That looks so fresh and good!!!
    Thank you again for praying for my cousin.
    He is back home and doing very well!!
    Praise the Lord for answered prayer!!

    Rene' xo

  2. Hi Lisa... Congrats to Laura on their wedding anniversary...we also celebrated our anniversary on April 23... Also 18 years!!! Unbelieveable that the similarities never end!
    Too funny! I just had to comment. So in honor of our shared wedding date...i will try to make the pasta salad. I've got a saved draft of an email for you... Hope to finish it off today.
    Love to you, sweet friend! Paula R.

  3. Lisa- That looks really good-a nice summery treat. Congrats to Laura on her anniversary. It is wonderful to see good marriages grow. xo Diana