Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Ranch Kitchen's Pasta Salad with Tomato Relish

Genius sometimes happens in the kitchen.  Sometimes, however catastrophes do happen in the form of to much salt, to many jalapenos or to much mustard!  Tonight I think I hit the ball out of the park with this recipe with the addition of tomato relish to my almost normal The Ranch Kitchen's Pasta Salad! 

The relish adds just the right amount of sweetness to the last of the garden peppers that I threw in for color and crunch. 

-Hope you enjoy it...I'm licking the spoon as I type!

The Ranch Kitchen's Pasta Salad with Tomato Relish

One box of bow tie pasta - mini or regular sized (honestly any pasta will do)
1/2 cup REAL Mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip
I omitted sour cream from this recipe due to being out and too lazy to run to the store! -If you add it, put 1/2 cup sour cream, not light sour cream
2 tablespoons of ranch dressing powdered mix
3 mild banana peppers, sliced thin
1 red banana pepper, sliced thin
1 cowhorn pepper, sliced thin
3 tablespoons green tomato relish
1 tablespoon green tomato relish juice

Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a separate bowl mix ranch dressing and REAL Mayonnaise in a bowl combining well.  Add to this your peppers along with seeds.  I did not take the seeds out, but you can.  Mix pasta with mayonnaise mixture.  Add green tomato relish and juice and stir once more.  Chill and serve! 

This should be even better tomorrow after the salad has been able to rest in the refrigerator! 

*You could also add cubed sharp cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, green bell pepper, and olives to this!  Make it your own! 

Enjoy!  - Alise

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