Creole Pasta Salad Version 2.0

Our post on a peas and pasta salad has been the most popular post on Life’s A Tomato for a long, long time. We make it often. Well, I was reading through Paul Kirk’s Championship Barbecue: Barbecue Your Way to Greatness With 575 Lip-Smackin’ Recipes from the Baron of Barbecue when I came across this recipe for Creole pasta salad. I knew it would be a hit. It has everything in it that we love, from crunchy celery, to salty olives, to a great buttermilk dressing. I made a few minor changes to the recipe and made up a big batch. Oh, how it was sooo good. It was even better the next day after the olives got happier in the dressing, giving the entire salad a nice lightly salty olive flavor.

Creole Pasta Salad Version 2.0

Paul Kirk’s book is amazing. I can’t recommend it enough. It has recipes for everything from sauces, to meats, to wonderful salads like this one.

If the salad gets a little dry the next day, stir in a little extra buttermilk or mayonnaise.

Also try my Mardis Gras pasta salad and my other other version of Creole pasta salad.

Creole Pasta Salad Version 2.0
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Creole Macaroni Salad

When I came across this recipe for Creole pasta salad I knew it would be a hit. It has everything in it that we love, from crunchy celery, to salty olives, to a great buttermilk dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Creole, pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 277kcal

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni cooked, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups tomatoes seeded, diced . You can omit these if you want
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup stuffed green olives sliced

For the dressing

Instructions

  • Combine all of the salad ingredients in a very large bowl.
  • Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and gently stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 499IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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