This recipe is a favorite in my house. I make it for every holiday, and barbeque. It's easy to make, and is really tasty. There is a lot (and I do mean A LOT) of variation with this salad. That is why my measurements will be a little on the suggestive side. I would always recommend using the least amount, then letting it set for a few hours before adding more of the items that might make the noodles too soggy, or runny. You can always add more dressing, or mayo, but you can't take it out once it's mixed in. The consistency tends to change a bit after it chills.
What you will need:
* 2 1/2 C. of spiral noodles (I typically try to use about 1 cup of wheat noodles to make the salad as healthy as possible without effecting the taste too much)
* 1 can of olives-chopped
* 1 cucumber diced
* 1/4 to 1/3 cup Italian dressing
* 1/3 to 1/2 cup mayo
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Mix the other ingredients with the noodles, and chill.
There is a lot of add ins one can use to spice up this salad. I like to put in about a quarter of a chopped onion. Also, grape tomatoes, bacon bits, and cubed cheese make a nice addition.
This recipe makes a generous size bowl of salad, enough to feed several people.