Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad

Mary Lee


Always a big hit and is very quick and easy to prepare.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
10 Min


Add to Grocery List

1/2 - 2/3rd pound rotini pasta ( tri colored optional) cook and drained
1 fresh tomoto diced
1/3 cup vidalia sweet onion diced
1/4 cup celery diced
1/2 cup green, red , and yellow sweet pepper diced
1/3 cup black or green olives sliced
2/3 cup mild cheddar cheese crumbled or cubed ( or cheese of your choice)
1/2 - 2/3 cup salad dressing ( recommended hidden vally ranch , reg or light ... wish bone italian, reg or light)
salt / pepper to taste
1/2 cup lightly crushed seasoned croutons
*optional hard boiled egg slices w / sprig of parsley in center)

How to Make Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad


  • 1In large mixing bowl add pasta , salt/pepper, vegetables, and chesse. Gently toss ... add salad dressing .. mixed thoroughly. Chill for 2- 3 hours. Just before serving mix again , garnish with croutons. (or hard boiled egg slices if you choose)

    * Optional .. you can place slices of hard boiled egg on top of salad in the center with a spring of parsely. If you choose to do this, mix salad one last time before garnishing.

Printable Recipe Card

About Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Besides being super simple to throw together, the great thing about pasta salad is you can customize it based on your favorite flavors. We've found 15 flavorful pasta salad recipes...

Elevate The Pasta Salad At Your Next Cookout Recipe

Elevate the Pasta Salad at Your Next Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Cookout season is in full effect! My husband and I were looking at the calendar and realized we have a cookout nearly every weekend for the next few weeks. One...

What To Make With A Box Of Penne Recipe

What to Make With a Box of Penne

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Boxed pasta can be a saving grace at dinnertime, but you don't have to settle on topping with an ordinary tomato sauce. Here are 10 recipes that'll help you create...