The Best Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: March 14, 2022
The Best Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

For those who are not yet familiar with the different kinds of pasta, rotini is a must-try. Rotini pasta is a short type of pasta that looks like a corkscrew. This type of pasta is perfect with all types of sauces but one of the best ways to appreciate rotini pasta is to turn it into a salad. Yes, you have read that right. This rotini pasta salad recipe is unique and absolutely delicious, you will want this as an appetizer.

In this recipe, we are going to show you how you can turn rotini pasta into a scrumptious salad. Just follow these easy steps and you will have this refreshing rotini pasta salad in no time. This salad is an explosion of flavors thanks to the saltiness of the cheese and the earthiness of the olives.

If you plan on having a light meal, serving this pasta salad will be perfect. It’s filling without the calorie guilt. And if you are looking for a fuller meal, this salad would be a perfect match with our Old South pulled pork sandwich!


How To Make The Best Rotini Pasta Salad

This rotini pasta is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Purity Foods VitaSpelt Rotini
  • 1 cup small black olives
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup monterrey jack cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 8 oz light Italian dressing
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to its package directions. 
  2. Rinse the pasta with cold water and then drain. In a large bowl, mix the pasta with the remaining ingredients then add salt and pepper for flavor.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it overnight. Afterward, toss the salad well before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 208mg
  • Calories: 131kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 129mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 178mg
  • Vitamin A: 935IU
  • Vitamin C: 40mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if the rotini pasta is Cooked?

Just like any other type of pasta, you can determine if the rotini pasta is cooked by having a bite. Get one piece from the pan and eat it. If the pasta is already firm, then it is good to go. You don’t want your pasta to be too soft that it actually deteriorates when you hold it.

Is it important to stir pasta frequently?

Yes. Stirring pasta avoids it sticking to the pot so for your pasta dish to be perfect, you have to constantly stir.

Can I make rotini pasta salad ahead?

Absolutely. Just make sure to refrigerate after cooking. It can last up to a week inside the refrigerator. Remember to put it in an enclosed container too.

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Conclusion

The rotini pasta salad is a dish that serves the best of both worlds. You have the filling sensation from the pasta and the flavors of the salad. If you are following a strict diet regimen, this is good for you.
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