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Instant Pot Dill Pickle Pasta Salad


  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Say goodbye to boring pasta salads and hello to this pasta salad that is infused with pickle flavor! Make the pasta quickly and easily with your Instant Pot.


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Ingredients

For the pasta:

  • 8 ounces uncooked rotini pasta (white or whole wheat)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup pickle juice

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ cup pickle juice
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

For the salad:

  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups diced dill pickle

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta: Add pasta, water and dill pickle juice to your Instant Pot. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes (for firmer pasta) or 4 minutes (for softer pasta). When the time is up move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. Drain the pasta of any remaining liquid. Set aside.
  2. Make the dressing: In a bowl whisk together the garlic, dill, olive oil, salt, onion powder, pickle juice and mustard. 
  3. Prepare the salad items: chop the pepperoni, cube the cheese, halve the tomatoes and dice the pickles.
  4. Toss the salad. Add the dressing and the salad items in with the pasta. Coat the pasta well with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to eat. 

Notes

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American