Cucumber noodle ribbons tossed with avocado, black olives and a homemade Italian dressing. This recipe is inspired by my Mom’s “famous” pasta salad. It’s nut-free, low-carb, paleo and vegan.
Cucumber noodle ribbons. Creamy avocado with black olives. The taste of family and joy.
Well that got heavy …
But that’s what this recipe is! This humble cucumber salad speaks volumes to me.
My mom makes this pasta salad (well did, before we stopped eating grains), and it has no other name than “Mom’s Pasta Salad”. We all know it, and we all love it, especially me.
I could no doubt LIVE off of her pasta salad growing up, and I asked for it at every possible moment. But the great thing about her pasta salad, is that she only made it for special occasions. Somehow, that fact makes the memory of her pasta salad, filled with colorful spiral pasta, tortellini, black olives and my very favorite homemade red wine Italian dressing, even better. More special, I guess….