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Summer is here and y’all – it’s hotter than anything here in Texas!

This recipe is a twist on classic pasta salad , which is made normally made with Italian dressing, but I mixed it with a mayonnaise because I live a creamy pasta salad .

Feel free to add extra veggies or remove any that you aren’t find of.

I would serve this with bbq chicken and baked beans (both items are on the blog )

Serves 6-8


12-16 ounces garden rotini pasta

1/2 medium red onion , minced

1 cucumber, diced

1/2 pint grape tomatoes , halved

1 medium yellow bell pepper , diced

3 tablespoon Italian vinaigrette dressing (I used wishbone hosue Italian )

1 cup mayonnaise

1 + 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (I used old bay )

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon white sugar


1. Cook noodles according to the packing – al dente style

2.Drain pasta and rinse with cold water

3. In a large bowl , add mayonnaise, Italian dressing , Cajun seasoning, black pepper , and sugar – mix well

4. Add remainder of ingredients and mix well

5.Chill for 1-3 hours

6. Serve and enjoy !

Drain and rinse pasta with cold water