The key to not having the colors bleed together once the salad is mixed is cooking the pasta in dyed water,
then rinsing it in cold water until the water runs clear.
- For each cup of cooking water use 18 drops of yellow food coloring and 2 drops of red to make orange. Use 20 drops of green.
- Cook pasta per directions on the package or until desired doneness, drain and run under cold water until the water runs clear. I like adding macaroni to boiling water and setting a timer for 8 minutes.
- Mix your favorite pasta salad recipe and serve.