Hi there! Sorry it’s been so long, but thanks for sticking by me and being so patient! Today is the first day I’ve felt like even turning on my laptop in weeks! Hopefully all this yucky sickness will pass soon and I can get back to doing what I love: EATING! For those of you who are interested, I’m at 8 1/2 weeks and the baby is the size of a raspberry! How cute!

Anyway, I’ve wanted to post this pasta salad for weeks now because it’s SO good! It’s my mom’s recipe and she usually makes it in the summer. We had this on our Memorial Day menu along with barbecued chicken, grilled pineapple, baked beans and fresh strawberry pie (I could really go for some of that pie right about now!). Despite having mayo, it’s still really light and definitely not gloppy. The olives are my favorite part, but I also love the crunch of the celery and green peppers- really, every single aspect of it is delicious and you just can’t go wrong with this salad! Try it at your next cookout! You’ll love it!

My Mom’s Pasta Salad

1 16-ounce package spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces chopped pimento
2 cups celery, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup green olives, chopped
1/2 cup black olives, chopped
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Toss the cooked spaghetti with the oil and mayonnaise then stir in all other ingredients. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe source: my mom



  1. that looks scrumptious. an easy summer meal!


    Comment by mandylifeboats — June 17, 2011 @ 12:16 PM

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better today, baby! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Joel — June 17, 2011 @ 12:48 PM

  3. a) I’m glad you’re feeling better right now. Let’s hope it keeps improving!

    b) This looks so yummy.

    c) Joel’s comment is too cute!


    amy Reply:

    Thanks Kelsey! πŸ™‚ He’s pretty sweet, isn’t he?


    Joel Reply:

    I try. πŸ™‚


    Comment by Kelsey — June 17, 2011 @ 1:29 PM

  4. Looks delicious, I can’t wait to make this at our next bbq. Glad to hear you’re feeling better, congratulations on your pregnancy! Happy and healthy 9 months to you! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Taylor — June 18, 2011 @ 4:20 PM

  5. What a great pasta salad. A raspberry at 8 1/2 weeks is SO cute sounding. πŸ™‚ Excited to hear your updates through-out your journey to mommyhood!


    Comment by Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) — June 18, 2011 @ 10:17 PM

  6. Amy, I’m so happy for you — about the baby, and for finally feeling well enough to share this pasta salad recipe (which sounds delicious)! Congratulations!


    Comment by Kimby — June 19, 2011 @ 5:36 AM

  7. Glad to see you back! I need a good pasta salad recipe, and the crunch does sound good. Congrats on the baby! I hope you aren’t craving cheese. πŸ™


    Comment by Linda — June 19, 2011 @ 10:12 PM

  8. You and your hubby are too beyond cute. And this pasta salad is too beyond delish! I’ve been searching for a great recipe to take to a Girl Scout pool party this weekend. And the search is over!!!! πŸ™‚ Yahoo!

    Glad you are feeling better!!!!


    Comment by Kim — June 20, 2011 @ 7:12 AM

  9. Looks delish! Hope you’re feeling better!!!



    Comment by meghan — June 20, 2011 @ 3:26 PM

  10. This recipe does look like you can’t go wrong with it. Will definitely have to give it a try.


    Comment by Eliana — June 23, 2011 @ 8:49 AM

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  12. Thank you so much for this recipe. It’s delicious! I didn’t have celery so used Peppadew peppers instead, for a spicy kick and just to take up space! This is very lovely and will be a favorite for years to come!


    amy Reply:

    You are so welcome! I’m so happy you liked it- I bet the peppers were a great addition!


    Comment by Linda — August 31, 2011 @ 6:56 PM

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