Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

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Ilse Raith Modified: March 23, 2022
Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Easy Pasta Salad

Have a colorful pasta salad packed with tender vegetables, tossed in a tangy salad dressing, for a richer meal. Cook up a batch in just under one hour!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12oztri-color rotini pasta
  • 10ozgrape tomatoes,(1 pint), halved
  • cupsEnglish cucumber,diced
  • cupsbroccoli florets,chopped tiny
  • 1cupyellow bell pepper,chopped
  • 1cupolives,sliced
  • ¾cupbaby carrots,thinly sliced
  • cupred onion,chopped
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,finely shredded
  • 1⅓cupsItalian salad dressing,bottled, used Kraft

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions to al dente, but do not season the water with salt. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. Pour the pasta into a bowl, add the tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, olives, cucumber, carrots, red onion and parmesan.

  3. Pour the salad dressing over, then toss to evenly coat.

  4. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Add a little more dressing, if needed.

  5. Serve chilled, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 423.34kcal
  • Fat: 25.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.71g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.21g
  • Fiber: 2.96g
  • Sugar: 4.33g
  • Protein: 10.10g
  • Cholesterol: 6.32mg
  • Sodium: 269.36mg
  • Calcium: 153.21mg
  • Potassium: 324.75mg
  • Iron: 1.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.85mg
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