Favorite Pasta Salad Recipe

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Favorite Pasta Salad

Judith Richardson


I get asked to bring this to all the cookouts and gatherings! This is the basic recipe but it is easy to add or replace various ingredients and fun to try different things and it is a pretty salad. I'm sure I'll be making it again soon and I will add a picture. It's easy, delicious and popular!

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10 - 15


45 Min





2 box
tri colored pasta
1 large
green pepper, sliced thin
1 medium
purple onion, sliced thin
roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped bite size
2 can(s)
sliced black olives, drained-small cans
2 jar(s)
artichoke hearts, canned, drained, cut bite size
small head of broccoli flowerets, optional
salt and pepper to taste
1 bottle
lite caesar salad dressing
1 bottle
lite italian salad dressing
2 pkg
crumbled feta cheese w/basil & tomato

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta to box directions, drain in colander and run cold water over to rinse. While pasta is cooking, cut tomatoes, onion, & green pepper.
Add vegetables to large bowl with pasta. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour one of the bottles of dressing to the pasta mixture, cover and put in the refrigerator to cool completely.
Once cooled, toss with large spoon to mix well and add second bottle of dressing, mix. Add crumbled feta cheese and mix. I do this before I serve it or before I walk out the door on my way to a cookout.
You can add just about anything that sounds good to this salad! Sometimes I add sliced banana peppers, mushrooms- sliced canned or fresh, garbanzo beans, sliced green olives, whatever suits your taste buds! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #salads, #Summer