My Summer Pasta Salad

Carol Perricone

By
@coolbaker1

When the weather is too hot to cook, I like to put together this cool and delicious pasta salad.

It goes great with everything~ hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, etc.

If you put cooked chicken in the salad, you will have a complete meal.


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Serves:

a crowd

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 medium
cucumber
1 medium
yellow squash
1 medium
zucchini
1
red bell pepper
1
green bell pepper
4 c
fresh broccoli florets
3 c
fresh cauliflower florets
1 small
red onion, finely chopped
2 pkg
italian salad dressing mix (good seasons)
1
16 oz box bow tie pasta (or your favorite pasta)
1/4 c
olive oil
1/4 c
red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash the first 5 ingredients. Chop and transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with dry salad dressing mix; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. (can be refrigerated overnight, if you want to prepare veggies ahead of time).
2
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water, drain again. Add to vegetable mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add to the salad; toss to coat. Serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy