Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Strawberry Blueberry Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Now that is a mouthful--Strawberry Blueberry Poppy Seed Pasta Salad.  And you're going to love every mouthful when you taste this delicious fruit and pasta salad.

Strawberry Blueberry Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

1 box (1 pound) bowtie pasta
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
1 1/2 Tablespoon onion juice or grated onion
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Cook bowtie pasta according to directions on box.  Rinse and set aside to let cool. 

Put sugar, salt, mustard and vinegar in a small pot.  Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.  (It does not need to come to a boil.)  Put this mixture in a blender.  Slowly add oil and blend.  Add onion and poppy seeds and blend.  (This is the same recipe I use in my Poppyseed Salad, except for the onion.)

Put pasta in a bowl and pour 1/2 the dressing mixture in it and mix well.  Let it marinate overnight.  Add the strawberries and blueberries.  Fold into pasta.  Add the rest of the dressing.  Toss and serve.

**Doesn't this salad look beautiful in my strawberry bowl?  This would be a great salad to serve on a red, white and blue day--Memorial Day or 4th of July.

Oh, and speaking of special days. . . . . . . . . . . .

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