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confetti pasta salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

Adapted an recipe and it tastes great! Will be amazing in the summer time! The "cook time" is for pasta and chilling time. Also, I seed the tomatoes to keep the salad from getting all soggy. We tried it before the pickles and it was very bland (but not bad if that is what you are wanting). We are a flavor kick family so in the pickles went!

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For confetti pasta salad

  • 3 cups colored rotini pasta
  • 1 cup light mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 whole yellow/orange sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • 3-4 medium dill pickles, chopped

How To Make confetti pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions. (Make sure it is al dente.) Rinse in cold water, and drain.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper, garlic, and basil until well blended.
  • 3
    Add pasta, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, green onions, and pickles; fold gently until well mixed. Chill several hours. Stir gently before serving.

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