Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, April 03, 2009

IN THE KITCHEN WITH ELISHA: Home-made Creamy Italian Salad

Home-made Creamy Italian Salad

With spring time comes thoughts of outdoor picnics and gathering with friends and family. This Home-made Creamy Italian Pasta Salad is sure to be a hit at your next dinner or party.

  • 2 Cups Egg Noodles

  • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes Cut in Half

  • ½ Cucumber Sliced into four

  • 5 Medium to Large Mushrooms Sliced

  • 2 TBS Diced Canned Black Olives

  • 2 TBS Diced Canned Green Chillies

  • 1/8 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

  • Dash of Salt for Water

  • ¾ Cup Mayonnaise

  • ¼ Cup Italian Dressing

  • 1 TBS Olive Oil

Boil the Egg Noodles in salted water. Drain and let cool. Toss Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms, Black Olives, Green Chillies and Noodles in a Medium Bowl. Mix together the Mayonnaise and Italian Dressing, add to the veggies and noodles, toss salad. Drizzle Olive Oil over Salad, and stir.

Refrigerate for 3o Minutes.

Serves 4-6

The Creamy Italian Salad goes great with Grilled Chicken. Tip, Marinate your chicken in Italian dressing for extra flavor.


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