This great pasta salad can easily be made the day before. You can vary the ingredients by using fresh broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, cucumbers, etc.
I have a similar recipe that is always received well. I cook the pasta, add the Italian dressing, then add a little McCormick Salad Supreme - about 1/4 of the bottle. I stir this up and let it sit overnight so that the flavors can meld. Then the next day I add all the other ingredients and a little more dressing if necessary. Delicious! - 18 Jun 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is the best pasta salad I have ever made! I made it for a party for the first time and everyone loved it. I made it the night before, adding everything except the cheese, so the dressing would soak into the pasta. It was wonderful!! Just tossed the cheese in before serving, and add a little more dressing. I also cut chery tomatoes in half and added to the salad instead of cutting up whole tomatoes--less messy. - 15 Oct 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Great party or gathering salad. Broccoli and Cauliflower as add in's are a must. Also squeeze out the excess liquid from the tomatoes to keep from diluting the dressing. - 20 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)