Beach House Pasta

Serves 8 to 10. Recipe contributed by Holly Williams is from “Southern Living Country Music’s Greatest Eats Presented by CMT” by Tanner Latham (Oxmoor House). Williams says, “This easy pasta salad is the perfect dish to whip up when guests drop by unexpectedly.”

1 cup finely chopped celery

1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, optional

1 (4.25-oz.) can chopped black olives

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 tbls. Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning

3 tbls. fresh lemon juice

1 (14.5-oz.) pkg. angel hair pasta, cooked

Celery leaves, for garnish

1. Stir together celery, bell pepper, if desired, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add pasta; toss gently.

2. Cover and chill for 4 hours.