Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

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Easy Pasta Salad

Cheryl Miles


This is a good and easy salad. You can make it yours by adding your favorite salad ingredients such as shrinp, chicken, tuna, ham, and any vegetable or taking away any of the basic ingredients. I usually make mine with Zesty light Italian dressing and sometimes add a little Ranch to my plate. Also when I add shrimp/crabmeat I use the Catalina dressing. You can add as much/little of the ingredients as you like.

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20 Min


10 Min


16 oz box
of vegetable pasta or your favorite salad pasta
basket grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 med
cucumber diced
1 med
red onion diced
broccoli florets chopped
1 large bottle
zesty italian dressing(your favorite kind); you can also use catalina dressing if you prefer

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta with 1tsp salt per pkg directions; in large mixing bowl add all ingredients except dressing; drain pasta and allow to cool about 15 minutes; add pasta to vegetables and mix gently.
Add dressing to bowl and mix together. Let stand in refrigerator 2-4 hrs or even overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy