How do I store cold pasta for pasta salads?!
I know how to cook pasta, but are there steps needed to store the cold pasta (by itself) in a refrigerator for at least a week, so it doesn't stick together or something? And how long does it last for? Thanks!
The olive oil (just enough to coat it) is a good idea, but food you've cooked is usually only good for 3 or 4 days in the fridge. I've frozen casseroles made with pasta (lasagna, baked ziti, etc.). I never tried freezing just the pasta, but you might experiment with a cupful or so, put it in a freezer bag or container and throw it in the freezer. After it's frozen let it defrost overnight in the fridge and give it a taste. Maybe that would work. I might do the same experiment myself!
Why waste expensive olive oil guys ? use el cheapo veg oil instead
Pre -cook your pasta until about 2 minutes before al dente` b/c for cold salad you want firm pasta
Rinse and shock cool
Lightly toss in el -cheapo veg oil
Toss into a tupper ware type container
Refrigerate and it should keep for a week
There really isn't much you can do except putting olive oil in it mixing it together so it won't stick, and then sticking in the refrigerator. BTW it will not taste very good after a week.
If you toss in some olive oil u should b good to go. Dont know how long it'll b good. A week is kinda a long time to keep cooked foods in the fridge.
its not going to last a week a coupe days but after that its going to be raunchy so just use olive oil or any oil you like i use butter
mix ur cooked pasta with olive oil and u can chill it for a week